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									     CITY OF RICHMOND
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
                 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS RECEIPT STATEMENT



I attest that I have received a copy of the Administrative Regulations, which are effective February 1,
2007. I have received an orientation covering these Regulations and understand that I am subject to
the provisions of these Regulations.

I also understand that a complete copy, with any amendments, of these Regulations is maintained in
the City’s Department of Human Resources for review during normal business hours. Should I have
questions regarding these Regulations, I can seek an explanation from my supervisor or the
Department of Human Resources.




Employee’s Printed Name                                     Employee’s Signature




Witness Signature                                           Date Signed




This receipt form must be returned to the Department of Human Resources for inclusion in the
employee’s personnel file.
                                                       Table of Contents
Section/Regulation Title

        Introduction/Table of Contents

I.      General Regulations
        1.1     Code of Ethics
        1.2     Political Activity or Solicitations on City Premises
        1.3     Customer Service Policy
        1.4     Use of Council Chambers
        1.5     Emergencies and Closings
        1.6     Business Conduct
        1.7     Media Relations Policy

II.     Technology Regulations
        2.1    Telecommunications Service
        2.2    Wireless Communications Devices Usage
        2.3    Telecommuting
        2.4    Disposal of Surplus Computer Equipment
        2.5    Electronic Media Systems (Internet/Intranet)

III.    Ordinance & Code Enforcement Regulations
        3.1    Virginia Freedom of Information Policy
        3.2    Procedure for Requesting the Preparation of an Ordinance or Resolution
        3.3    Employee Statements Concerning Claims against the City
        3.4    Alternative Strategies and Systems for Handling Performance and Misconduct Issues

IV.     Employment Administration Regulations
        4.1   Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
        4.2   Disability Procedures
        4.3   Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
        4.4   Insurance Coverage
        4.5   Overtime, Compensatory Time, and Deduction in Pay for Exempt Employees Insurance Coverage
        4.6   Anti-Harassment
        4.7   On-Call Duty
        4.8   Leave for Employees
        4.9   Benefits and Compensation Program for Executives and Unclassified City Employees
        4.10  Discipline Guidelines for Classified Employees
        4.11  Discipline Guidelines for Unclassified and Probationary Employees
        4.12  City Facilities Identification Card and Security Procedures
        4.13  Violence in the Workplace
        4.14  Background Investigations
        4.15  Leave Status Pending Disciplinary Review and/or Investigation

V.      Employment Practices Regulations
        5.1   Workers’ Compensation
        5.2   Holiday Policy
        5.3   Meal Allowance
        5.4   Smoking Policy
        5.5   Outside Employment
        5.6   Paycheck Distribution and Early Release of Paychecks
        5.7   Performance Evaluation System
        5.8   Reclaiming City Property or Monies Owed Upon Employee Separation
        5.9   Personal Appearance
        5.10  Privacy of Protected Health Information
        5.11  Religious Activities in the Workplace
        5.12  Restrictions on Certain Activities with Former Employees
VI.    Vehicle & Travel Regulations
       6.1     Employee Parking Space
       6.2     Motor Pool and City Vehicle Usage
       6.3     Ticketing of City Vehicles
       6.4     Travel Policy
       6.5     Employee Rideshare

VII.   Miscellaneous
       7.1     Environmental Policy
       7.2     Virginia Public Records Policy
       7.3     Managed Competition Policy
       7.4     Service Request Tracking System
       7.5     City Internship Program
       7.6     Tuition Assistance
                                           Administrative Regulations Manual
                                                     Introduction

I.     Purpose

       The purpose of this Administrative Regulations Manual is to consolidate policies and procedures that have a
       general application or interest to all City Departments, Agencies and employees. It establishes an information
       source so that municipal officials can administer the affairs of the City in a consistent and uniform manner.

II.    Definition

       An Administrative Regulation is a set of organization wide procedures of general interest declared by the Mayor.

III.   Responsibility

       All employees of the City of Richmond, Virginia shall be responsible for carrying out these Administrative
       Regulations. The prime responsibility for these Regulations will rest with the highest authorities or officials,
       following the chain or line of command to all City employees.

IV.    Contents

       Section I – General Regulations
       Section II – Technology Regulations
       Section III – Ordinance & Code Enforcement Regulations
       Section IV – Employment Administration Regulations
       Section V – Employment Practices Regulations
       Section VI – Vehicle & Travel Regulations
       Section VII - Miscellaneous

V.     Preparation of Regulations

       The Department of Human Resources will be responsible for the update, revision, amendment, maintenance and
       periodic review of all Administrative Regulations. Agencies may submit proposed, revised or corrected
       regulations to the Department of Human Resources for consideration by the Chief Administrative Officer. All
       regulations will be reviewed with the City Attorney’s Office for legal appropriateness and application.

VI.    Circulation

       Administrative Regulations are circulated by the signed approval of the Mayor or a designee (Chief
       Administrative Officer or Deputy Chief Administrative Officer). The effective date of each regulation shall be
       indicated on the front page of each regulation. Administrative Regulations shall be issued to all City employees
       and agencies.

VII.   Authority

       Where a legal basis is required for an Administrative Regulation it is cited within the regulation. Regulations
       without such citing are developed on the Authority of the Mayor by the Department of Human Resources.
Administrative Regulations Manual
Introduction
Page 2


VIII.      Format

            Each Administrative Regulation shall generally adhere to a uniform format. The following standard items
            should found in the regulation, but is not all inclusive:

           Heading
           Title
           A.R. Number
           Effective Date
           Page Number (i.e., page 1 of 1)
           Supersedes
           A.R. Number
           Dated

            Body
            Policy and/or Purpose Statement
            Procedure
            Responsibility
            Definitions and/or Background (if applicable)
            Authority
            Regulation Update Notification
            Mayor Approval Line
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                                   Title: CODE OF ETHICS
                                     A.R. Number: 1.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                                     Supersedes: Code of Ethics A.R.: 1.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       Ethics and values involve guiding principles and beliefs from which more specific policies, rules, and regulations
       are born. Though one’s ethics are an individual matter, they form the foundation of all our interactions with
       others. Therefore, it is appropriate for the City of Richmond to adopt this policy; to expect City employees and
       officials to embrace the principles set forth herein; and, to expect representatives of the City of Richmond to
       conduct them self accordingly.

II.    RATIONAL

       The City of Richmond is obligated and responsible for ensuring that employees occupying offices or positions of
       trust or employment in local government meet the needs of the citizens and the community. An officer or
       employee must maintain the highest ethical conduct in connection with the performance of official duties. This
       policy, as adopted by ordinance of the City Council of Richmond, sets forth the regulations prescribing standards
       of conduct; reporting of outside interests and other activity (direct or indirect) which would appear to be in
       conflict with their assigned duties and responsibilities.

III.   POLICY

       It is the duty of each employee and official to place loyalty to the City above any private or personal gain.
       Richmond citizens have a right to have complete confidence in the integrity of City employees and officials with
       respect to adherence to the highest ethical standards. Employees of the City of Richmond shall at all times
       maintain a high level of ethical conduct in connection with the performance of official duties. Employees shall
       refrain from taking, ordering, or participating in any official action, which would adversely affect the confidence
       of the public in the integrity of the City of Richmond. No employee of the City of Richmond shall engage in
       business activity or have any direct or indirect financial interest, which conflicts or would appear to conflict with
       the fair, impartial and objective performance of officially assigned duties and responsibilities.
IV.    PROCEDURE

       The City of Richmond is developing a workplace environment where City employees and officials can share a
       sense of common values and a commitment to community service. The establishment of guidelines for expected
       ethical conduct by City employees is an integral part of this effort. The shared values and commitment to
       community service in combination with this policy helps to frame the ethical conduct expected of citizens,
       employees, officials, and community leaders. The guiding principles for ethical conduct are summarized below:

       A.     Guiding Principles

                1.   Focus on community defined needs, recognizing that resources belong to the people.
                2.   With honesty and integrity, ensure equal access to all City services.
                3.   In concert with the entire community, establish accessible, efficient, high quality services.
                4.   Respect diversity and community values.
                5.   Know and understand who our customers are, externally and internally
                                       Administrative Regulations
                                         Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: CODE OF ETHICS
                           A.R. Number: 1.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                           Supersedes: Code of Ethics A.R.: 1.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

B.   Responsibilities of Employees (not limited to the following):
     1.   An employee shall avoid action, whether or not specifically prohibited by this administrative
          regulation, which might result in or create the appearance of the following:
          a.   Using public office for private gain;
          b.   Giving preferential treatment to any person;
          c.   Impeding government efficiency or economy;
          d.   Losing complete independence or impartiality;
          e.   Making a government decision outside of official channels; or
          f.   Affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of government.
     2.   An employee shall not solicit or accept either directly or through the intercession of others, any gift,
          gratuity, favor, loan, entertainment, or other like thing of value from a person who singularly or in
          concert with others:
          a.   Has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual or other business or financial relations with the City of
               Richmond government;
          b.   Conducts operations or activities that are subject to regulation by the City of Richmond
               government; or
          c.   Has an interest that may be favorably affected by the performance or non-performance of the
               employee’s official duties and responsibilities.
     3.   An employee shall not solicit a contribution from another employee for a gift to an official
          superior, make a donation as a gift to an official superior, or accept a gift from an employee
          receiving less pay. This subsection does not preclude the presentation or acceptance of a voluntary
          gift of nominal value or cash donation in a nominal amount when given on a special, infrequent
          occasion such as marriage, illness, or retirement.
     4.   An employee shall not receive any salary or anything of monetary value from a private source as
          compensation for his or her services to the City of Richmond.
     5.   No employee or any member of his or her immediate household may knowingly acquire any stock,
          bonds, commodities, real estate or other property where the possession could unduly influence or
          give the appearance of unduly influencing the employee in the conduct of his or her official duties
          and responsibilities as an employee of the City of Richmond government.
     6.   No employee or any member of his or her immediate household may acquire an interest in or
          operate any business or commercial enterprise which is in any way related, directly or indirectly, to
          the employee’s official duties, or which might otherwise be involved in an official action taken or
          recommended by the employee, or which is any way related to matters over which the employee
          could wield any influence, official or otherwise.
     7.   An employee who is called upon to act for or behalf of the City of Richmond government in a
          matter relating to or involving a non-government entity in which the employee or a member of his
          or her immediate family has a financial interest, shall make this fact known to his or her immediate
          supervisor, in writing, at the earliest possible moment. The Appointing Authority shall determine
          whether the employee must divest of such interest or merely disqualify themselves from taking part
          in any official decision or action involving the matter.
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: CODE OF ETHICS
                         A.R. Number: 1.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                         Supersedes: Code of Ethics A.R.: 1.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

    8.   An employee shall not use or permit the use of government property, equipment, or material of any
         kind, including that acquired through lease, for other than officially approved business purposes.
    9.   An employee shall pay each just financial obligation in a proper and timely manner.
    10. An employee shall not advertise, solicit or participate, while on City of Richmond government
        owned or leased property or while actually on-duty, the commercial sale of goods, products or
        services not related to their job, in any gambling activity, including the operation of a gambling
        device, in conducting a lottery or pool, in a game for money or property, or in purchasing or selling
        a numbers slip or ticket, except those lawful activities sponsored by a VA State approved agency.


C. Restriction on Activities of Former Officers and Employees
    Any former City of Richmond officer or employee whom had an official responsibility for the matter,
    shall be prohibited for one (1) year after termination or separation of employment, from knowingly
    providing personal and substantial assistance for remuneration of any kind to any party, in connection
    with any proceeding, application, case, contract, or other particular matter involving any department or
    agency of the City of Richmond with the intent to influence that department or agency on behalf of
    another person as to a particular government matter involving that party.
D. Allegation of Conflict of Interest and Perjury
    1.   Whenever an allegation is made to an Appointing Authority or department/agency head that a
         current or former City of Richmond employee has violated any of these regulations, the allegation
         and any supporting evidence shall be transmitted through the Department of Human Resources to
         the City Attorney to coordinate an investigation or administrative action.
    2.   When any officer or employee of the City of Richmond to whom an oath is lawfully administered
         on any occasion willfully swears falsely on such occasion involving any material matter or thing,
         such falsity shall be deemed a crime of perjury; and upon conviction of perjury, that former officer
         or employee having exhausted all appeals shall be barred forever from holding any office of trust or
         position with the City of Richmond.
    3.   No officer or employee of the City of Richmond shall solicit or assist in the solicitation of
         signatures for nominating petitions for candidates for public office in any City owned or leased
         building or facility.

    4.   No official or appointed member of a governing body of the City of Richmond shall have a
         personal interest in: (a) any contract with his/her governing body; (b) any contract with any
         governmental department or agency that is a component part of his/her local government and which
         is subject to the ultimate control of the governing body of which he is a member; and, (c) any
         contract other than a contract of employment with any other governmental agency.
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: CODE OF ETHICS
                                    A.R. Number: 1.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                                    Supersedes: Code of Ethics A.R.: 1.5 DATED: 9/1/2000



          E. Employee Acknowledgement of Receipt and Compliance
               All appointed officials, department/agency heads and employees shall be required to sign a statement
               indicating receipt of Administrative Regulation 1.1 Code of Ethics, as revised, at the time of
               employment.
V.    RESPONSIBILITY

      The City of Richmond values the diversity of its citizens and representatives, and respects the rights of
      individuals to establish their own value systems. Though this policy promotes the highest ideals of public
      service, it cannot claim to speak for the beliefs held by each individual representing the City of Richmond. The
      City of Richmond expects the conduct and behavior of its employees and officials to be exemplary whenever
      they represent the City.

      This policy should serve to generally guide the conduct of representatives of the City. It is intended to provide
      the over-arching guidelines by which the City of Richmond conducts its business and establishes its policies,
      rules, and regulations. Violation of specific City, or department/agency policies, rules or regulations may hold
      consequences for the violator. Any such violations and related penalties are enumerated in the appropriate
      documents, which are supplements to this policy. Any such violation, therefore, will also be considered a
      violation of this policy.

VI.   DEFINITIONS

      Advisory agency: means any board, commission, committee or post which does not exercise any sovereign
      power or duty, but is appointed by a governmental agency or officer or is created by law for the purpose of
      making studies or recommendations, or advising or consulting with a governmental agency.

      Business: means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, trust or
      foundation or any other individual or entity carrying on a business or profession, whether or not for profit.

      Contract: means any agreement to which a government agency is a party, or any agreement on behalf of a
      government agency which involves the payment of money appropriated the General Assembly or political
      subdivision (City of Richmond, VA), whether or not such agreement is executed in the name of the
      Commonwealth, or some political subdivision thereof. Contract includes a subcontract only when the contract of
      which it is a part is with the officer’s or employee’s own governmental agency. (Emphasis added).

      Employee: means all persons employed by a governmental or advisory agency, unless otherwise limited by the
      context of its use.

      Immediate family: means mother, father, wife, husband, sister, brother, child, legal ward, grandparents of the
      employee or the employee’s spouse; or any other relative of the employee or spouse who lives in the employee’s
      household.
      Nominal means an individual cash donation of no more than $50 or an individual voluntary gift of no more than
      $50 in market value.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                                  Title: CODE OF ETHICS
                                     A.R. Number: 1.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                                     Supersedes: Code of Ethics A.R.: 1.5 DATED: 9/1/2000
       Transaction: means any matter considered by any government or advisory agency, whether in a committee,
       subcommittee, or other entity of that agency or before the agency itself, on which official action is taken or
       contemplated.

VII.   AUTHORITY

       Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1408 Restrictions on activities of former officers and employees by certain counties
       and cities; Code of Virginia, § 18.2-434 What deemed perjury; punishment and penalty.

       In situations where this policy is in variance with Federal or State laws or regulations, the Federal or State laws
       or regulations will prevail.

VII.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.

                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                         Title: POLITICAL ACTIVITY OR SOLICITATIONS ON CITY PREMISES
                                  A.R. Number: 1.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                        Supersedes: Use of City Funds for Political Activity A.R.: 1.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    POLICY

      While our work place may provide an attractive forum for other activities, those activities other than
      those necessary for the performance of our specified job functions are considered to be disruptive.
      Solicitation of City employees and distribution of printed materials is prohibited by any non-employee
      or on behalf of any commercial or charitable organization on or in any working areas, without prior authorization
      by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

      City employees may not solicit other employees and may not distribute literature of any kind during work times
      except in connection with City approved or sponsored events. The postings of materials in common areas and in
      electronic format are strictly prohibited, unless approved in writing by the CAO. No person shall solicit, orally
      or by letter, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting any assessment, contribution or payment from any
      officer or employee in any department of City government for any party or any political purpose. The
      prohibition includes: solicitation of City officers and employees for any unauthorized purpose, including but not
      limited to the sale or purchase of property, goods or services, contributions, membership, union, association or
      fraternal organizations dues check off, political contributions or support, distributing petitions. Any
      unauthorized electronic mail or phone mail distribution, materials/symbols of a perceived offensive or political
      nature and similar activities are prohibited.

      The City encourages City employees to exercise their rights as citizens and to use the American democratic
      processes appropriately. However, as City employees, these rights must be exercised within the confines of certain
      regulations to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and other requirements regarding the use of public funds for
      political purposes. City employees are, hereby, prohibited from using funds, supplies or equipment of the City for
      political purposes or solicitation for activities or causes not related to their job.

      Electioneering, actively working for the election of a candidate or party, in any City office, building or premises
      during working hours is prohibited by law. City Code §2-134. Willful or corrupt violation of this prohibition is a
      class 2 misdemeanor and a conviction for this offense shall result in immediate forfeiture of employment and make
      the employee ineligible for appointment to any position in City service for five (5) years.

II.   PROCEDURE

      a.   No group or individual will be permitted to distribute printed materials or actively solicit any City employee
           in any work place where an employee’s performance might be impeded or present a danger to worker safety.
           Also prohibited is the solicitation of employees during their working time or during non-working time in
           areas where others who are working may be disrupted.

      b.   No group or individual will be permitted to display or post any materials on City property and in
           department’s common areas. Employee’s personal work area and personal vehicles on City
           premises shall not display any material that may be perceived as offensive to other employees and
           visitors, including but not limited to flags, posters, bumper stickers, etc. Work areas are City
           property and not the property of the employee, thus the City controls what is posted or stationed on
           City property. The determination of offensive nature shall be left to the discretion of the employee’s
           supervisor. Whenever a supervisor is in doubt, consultation with the Department of Human
           Resources is strongly encouraged.

      c.   Information regarding savings programs operated by the United States government, or by a recognized
           association of City employees such as a Credit Union and community-wide charitable organizations
           representing several agencies, may be distributed when authorized by the Chief Administrative Officer.
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                          Title: POLITICAL ACTIVITY OR SOLICITATIONS ON CITY PREMISES
                                   A.R. Number: 1.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                         Supersedes: Use of City Funds for Political Activity A.R.: 1.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

       d.   Prohibited activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, soliciting votes or contributions for any
            candidate for any office or position; offering for sale any goods by or on behalf of a commercial
            organization; promoting or advancing the private business interest of any person, or corporation; distributing
            petitions; soliciting for charitable purposes; and distributing materials and soliciting of membership in any
            association or group. Authorization for any solicitation can only be granted by the Chief Administrative
            Officer.

       e.   Any City employee who is solicited in violation of this administrative regulation, or offered written, printed
            or other material in violation of this administrative regulation should reject such efforts and report the matter
            to his immediate supervisor.

       f.   Any supervisor or employee who learns of activities in violation of this administrative regulation should take
            such actions as are within his authority, including contacting the police to prevent continuation of such
            activities, and immediately notify his Agency Head.

       g.   No persons shall be prohibited from exercising their First Amendment rights or other rights and privileges
            available to them under Federal or State constitutional or statutory provisions or City Personnel Rules.


III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       All officers, employees and representatives of the City are responsible for ensuring compliance with the
       Administrative Policy.

IV.    DEFINITIONS

       Funds - Regardless of the originating source, all funds for which the City is held accountable (i.e. federal or state
       funds, private foundations, or locally generated City funds) shall be included for purposes of this Administrative
       Policy.

       Electioneering – Actively working for the election of a candidate or party.

V.     REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources in conjunction with the Office of the City
       Attorney shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.



                                                               APPROVED:




                                                               MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY
                                    A.R. Number: 1.3 Effective Date: 9/1/2004 Page: 1 of 2
                                Supersedes: Customer Service Policy A.R.: 1.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       Customer Service Policy incorporates core customer service expectations and guidelines for individual
       agencies/departments, according to the customer service statement and standards.

       The purpose of the City’s customer service policy is to extend customer service roles and performance beyond
       traditional boundaries to create an organization that supports total inclusion at executive, mid-level and line staff
       levels for improving and sustaining customer service goals and directives. It provides general guidelines for
       managing performance around customer service in accordance with City expectations and standards.

II.    POLICY

       The City of Richmond is committed to quality customer service. Therefore, every phase of work and
       performance will be aligned with meeting the needs of customers and citizens.

III.   PROCEDURES

       A. Acceptable Work Performance

            Every employee (classified, unclassified, grant-funded, temporary, seasonal and all other individuals doing
            business for the City) is expected to adhere to the City’s statement of its Philosophy, Promise and Guiding
            Principles when carrying out his/her duties and responsibilities.

            Our Philosophy – “We are all service professionals committed to addressing your needs with a caring
                             attitude every time.”

            Our Promise - We will treat everyone as we wish to be treated, by providing:
               •   A warm greeting;
               •   Full attention and a sense of urgency;
               •   Competent, through handling and follow-up;
               •   A sincere “thank you.”

            Our Guiding Principles:
               •   Know who our internal and external customers are and understand their needs;
               •   Focus on community defined needs, recognizing that resources belong to the people;
               •   Deliver efficient, high quality services in concert with the entire community;
               •   Ensure equal access to all services with honesty and integrity;
               •   Respect diversity and community values.

            Employees are expected to render effective customer service in all instances and to actively contribute to
            the success of the City’s customer service goals. The City and/or its agencies can recognize employees,
            who render exceptional customer service.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY
                                   A.R. Number: 1.3 Effective Date: 9/1/2000 Page: 2 of 2
                               Supersedes: Customer Service Policy A.R.: 1.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

      B. Unacceptable Work Performance

           Employees who are unwilling to render effective customer service as established by customer service
           expectations and performance standards will be subject to disciplinary measures, up to and including
           dismissal. By way of illustration, but not limitation, the following shall constitute inappropriate customer
           service behaviors:

           1.    Justified customer dissatisfaction
           2.    Failure to project a customer-friendly image
           3.    Poor responses to internal or external customers

      C. Reporting Procedures

           It shall be the City’s policy to assess, develop and monitor the effectiveness of internal and external
           customer service throughout the City. Each City agency will establish customized plans for improved and
           sustained quality customer service at two major levels:

           1. Communicate the customer service statement to all employees (Our Philosophy, Our Promise, Our
               Guiding Principles)
           2. Incorporate the following work plan components:

                a.    Core customer service performance standards for the City of Richmond.
                b.    Specific customer service performance and operating standards (telephone etiquette, written,
                      verbal and non-verbal customer responses, handling of customer requests) for agencies.
                c.    Training and development plans for the attainment of knowledge and skills to achieve desired
                      core and agency specific customer service results.
                d.    Written performance evaluations of customer service plan results at individual, team and agency
                      level. Performance evaluations at least every twelve months.

IV.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor shall be responsible for modifications to this regulation.



                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: USE OF RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                                  A.R. Number: 1.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                              Supersedes: Use of Council Chambers A.R.: 1.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.   PROCEDURE

     The following rules shall govern use of Richmond City Council Chambers:

     A.       Appointments for use of Council Chambers must be made through the City Clerk's Office.

     B.       The following are priority uses of Council Chambers. No other use shall be scheduled which conflicts
              with a priority use and any use which is already scheduled shall be canceled if Council Chambers are
              needed at the same time for a priority use:

              1.   Meetings of City Council, meetings of any committee of Council, or any public hearings or
                   proceedings being conducted on behalf of Council.

              2.   Meetings or hearings conducted by any board, commission, department, bureau, agency, or
                   office of City government, including Richmond Public Schools.

     C.       The following are permitted uses of Council Chambers. A permitted use may be allowed in Council
              Chambers, but only if it does not conflict with a priority use:

              1.   Special meetings of civic associations, civic organizations, and citizen organizations.

              2.   Special meetings of, non-profit, charitable organizations.

              3.   Meetings or hearings of other governmental bodies.

     D.       The following are prohibited uses of Council Chambers:

              1.   Fund raising – unless a City of Richmond-sanctioned program, such as the United Way.

              2.   Use by any for-profit business or commercial enterprise or organization, unless such usage
                   is a City of Richmond-sanctioned program.

              3.   Use for any criminal or illegal purpose.

              4.   Regular or periodic meetings of any organization or group other than Richmond City
                   Council.

              5.   Use for any disorderly, obscene, pornographic, or riotous, purpose; or use at which such
                   conduct occurs, regardless of purpose.

     E. Any person or organization which is found to have used Council Chambers in violation of these rules shall
        be barred from further use of Council Chambers for a period of up to one year.

     F.   All decisions about the use of Council Chambers shall be made by the Mayor, or by the City Clerk on his
          behalf and subject to appeal to City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: USE OF RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                                    A.R. Number: 1.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                Supersedes: Use of Council Chambers A.R.: 1.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

V.     RESPONSIBILITY

       It shall be the responsibility of the City Clerk's Office to notify City Hall buildings management personnel, if
       possible, eight hours in advance of a scheduled meeting.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the City Clerk shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.


                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: EMERGENCIES AND CLOSINGS
                                     A.R. Number: 1.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                   Supersedes: Hours of Operation A.R.: 1.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all employees are properly compensated when weather or other
       circumstances force the closing of most City offices. This includes both formal declared emergencies and other
       occasions not formally declared as an emergency.

II.    POLICY

       This policy provides the Chief Administrative Officer, or the Chief Administrative Officer’s designee, the
       flexibility needed to take swift and appropriate action in such circumstances. This policy does not prohibit City
       Administration or Agencies from establishing other hours of operation that are necessary to carry out the business
       of the City government, establishing emergency practices consistent with operating needs and City policy, or
       determining which employees are essential or non-essential. Essential employees are those required to work due to
       a particular type of emergency or situation and are determined by each Department/Agency.

       Definitions

       1.   Exempt – A classification for which overtime compensation (payment or compensatory time) is not required
            under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Positions classified as exempt are so noted in the Compensation Plan.

       2.   Non-exempt - A classification for which overtime compensation (payment or compensatory time) is required
            by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Positions classified as non-exempt are so noted in the Compensation Plan.

       3.   Essential – Positions designated by each Agency/Department Head that are ‘essential’ to the effective operations
            of his/ her responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens of Richmond. An individual may be determined as
            essential in one given situation (i.e., snow storms/removal) and non-essential in another situation (i.e., sewer
            maintenance). The decision to designate an individual as essential is entirely up to the Agency/Department Head.

III.   PROCEDURES

       Procedures for declared emergencies are partially outlined in the City’s Pay Ordinance, which states:
       “Whenever the Council or the Chief Administrative Officer declares that there exists in the City an emergency
       which constitutes a danger to the safety, health, peace, good order and welfare of the citizens of the
       City; the Chief Administrative Officer shall ensure that all employees are properly compensated in accordance
       with the appropriate Administrative Regulation (s).”

       In both declared emergencies and other situations that force the closing of most City offices, the following shall
       apply:

       1. Non-exempt employees (either essential or non-essential) who are required to work during a declared
          emergency will receive regular pay for the day or shift worked plus any additional hours worked.
          Employees will also be granted additional time or compensation, on an hour for hour basis, for all hours
          worked during the emergency. The Chief Administrative Officer or designee will determine the hours that this
          provision applies.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: EMERGENCIES AND CLOSINGS
                                    A.R. Number: 1.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                  Supersedes: Hours of Operation A.R.: 1.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

           Overtime is required for non-exempt employees who work more than the allowed hours of their work cycle
           (weekly, biweekly, 28 days). The compensatory time listed above is in addition to any required overtime
           payment.

      2.   Exempt employees who are required to work due to the emergency are not eligible for either overtime
           payment or compensatory time. However, due to the situation and in recognition of their service, exempt
           employees are eligible for administrative leave. Administrative leave is not compensatory and is awarded
           by the Agency/Department Head on an hour for hour basis and should be taken at the earliest possible time.

      3.   All employees who were not required to work due to the emergency will receive regular pay for the day or
           shift.

      4.   Non-essential employees who are on pre-approved leave will not have leave time charged for the designated
           time in which the City is officially closed.

      5.   For essential employees, the Appointing Authority or designee is authorized to cancel previously approved
           leave to ensure public health, safety, and welfare.

      6.   Essential employees are required to report to work unless excused by the Appointing Authority or designee.
           If excused, the employee will be charged appropriate leave. If the employee is on pre-approved leave and is
           excused by the Appointing Authority or designee, they will have leave time charged for the designated time
           in which the City is officially closed. This policy does not apply if it is a snow related emergency or if the
           City is closed due to snow.

      7.   Employees required to report to work in emergency situations who are not properly excused by the
           Appointing Authority or designee are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Section V of the
           Personnel Rules for the Classified Service. Such employees are also to be carried in an “Unauthorized
           Leave of Absence” status during their absence.

IV.   AUTHORITY

      City Pay Ordinance

V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this Regulation.




                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                             Title: BUSINESS CONDUCT
                                   A.R. Number: 1.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                         Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A


I.    PURPOSE

      The City of Richmond expects City employees and officials to conduct themselves in a professional manner that
      is appropriate to the workplace. City employees are expected to perform their duties in a safe, competent
      manner. City employees should embrace the principles set forth herein, and conduct themselves accordingly.

II.   PROCEDURE

      Professional Conduct

      The City of Richmond has made continuous efforts to develop a workplace environment where City employees
      and officials can share a sense of common values and a commitment to service to the community. An integral
      part of that effort has been to establish guidelines for expected professional conduct by City employees.
      Together, with this policy, they help to frame the expectations of citizens, employees, officials, and other
      Richmond City leaders. Guidelines for professional conduct are housed in a publication entitled “Tenets of
      Professional Conduct for City of Richmond Employees”, which is summarized below:

      “Employees of the City of Richmond are Ambassadors for the City, and must adhere to the highest standards
      of conduct and services outlined in the City’s Mission Statement and Guiding Principles.”

      A.      Mission Statement

              The mission of the City of Richmond is to be a world class City that offers a safe, supportive and
              Culturally diverse environment for citizens and businesses; superior education, human resource and
              Community development systems; a high performance government; and leadership that challenges and
              empowers its citizens and employees to achieve their highest potential.

      B.      Guiding Principles

              • Focus on community defined needs, recognizing that resources belong to the people.
              • With honesty and integrity, ensure equal access to all City services.
              • In concert with the entire community, establish accessible, efficient, high quality services.
              • Respect diversity and community values.
              • Know and understand who our customers are, externally and internally.

      C.      Expectations On Professional Conduct

              Every City employee is expected to act in a professional manner at all times and to
              follow these tenets:

              • Provide the highest quality of service possible.
              • Treat every individual with respect and courtesy.
              • Resolve any inquiry or complaint as expeditiously as possible. Request immediate assistance
                from your supervisor if you cannot resolve the issue.
              • Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity. Report any incident that may
                reflect on the honesty or integrity of the City to your supervisor immediately.
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                      Office of the Mayor
                                                Title: BUSINESS CONDUCT
                                     A.R. Number: 1.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                           Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A


                • Raise any legitimate concern in a professional manner through established channels of
                  responsibility.
                • Ensure an accurate and thorough decision-making process, discuss the merits of any
                  lawful policy or procedure in the appropriate forum and in a responsible, professional
                  manner. Once a decision is made by the appropriate authority, implement the decision
                  fully.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       The City of Richmond values the diversity of its citizens and representatives, and respects the rights of
       individuals to establish their own value systems. Though this policy promotes the highest ideals of public
       service, it cannot claim to speak for the beliefs held by each individual representing the City of Richmond.
       Nevertheless, the City of Richmond expects the conduct and behavior of its employees and officials to be
       exemplary whenever they represent the City. This policy should serve to generally guide the conduct of
       representatives of the City. It is intended to provide the over-arching guidelines by which the City of Richmond
       conducts its business and establishes its policies, rules, and regulations. Violation of specific City, or
       Agency policies, rules or regulations may hold consequences for the violator. Any such violations and related
       penalties are enumerated in the appropriate documents, which are supplements to this policy. Any such
       violation, therefore, will also be considered a violation of this policy.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.

                                                             APPROVED




                                                             MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                     Office of the Mayor
                                             Title: MEDIA RELATIONS POLICY
                                    A.R. Number: 1.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                 Supersedes: Media Relations Policy A.R.: 1.9 DATED: 9/5/2006

I.     GOAL

       The City Administration strives to inform its residents, businesses, civic associations, visitors, and others through
       a proactive communications program. One of the most effective and necessary ways to communicate City
       policies and activities to the public is through the news media. It is extremely important that media requests are
       handled promptly and that proper media identification is provided at the time of the request. Often, the Mayor’s
       Office and City Administration can positively impact a particular issue if its position is known in a timely
       manner.

II.    GENERAL POLICY

       The Press Secretary to the Mayor is assigned primary and official responsibility for the City of Richmond’s
       media relations and serves as the designated spokesperson for the City in lieu of the Mayor and the Chief
       Administrative Officer (CAO). The Press Secretary coordinates information among these officials and prepares
       responses to the media that are approved on behalf of the City.

       Only those representations expressly stated or otherwise approved by the Mayor, the Chief Administrative
       Officer or the Press Secretary will be considered as official positions or policies of the City Administration.

III.   INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE MEDIA

       The Office of the Press Secretary prepares, approves and issues all City of Richmond news releases, unless prior
       arrangements have been made. The Office makes final determinations regarding the potential newsworthiness of
       information, as well as whether and in what manner it should be released to the media. All official releases must
       be issued on Office of the Press Secretary letterhead unless otherwise arranged. The Office establishes and
       maintains a comprehensive media contact list for dissemination of news releases.

IV.    CITY EMPLOYEE INTERACTION WITH THE MEDIA

       All inquiries should be referred immediately to the Office of the Press Secretary, which is responsible for
       coordinating an appropriate response. The Press Secretary will contact and coordinate a response to the media
       on behalf of the Mayor, the CAO or a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. The Press Office may designate
       other spokespersons, as arranged in advance, to address a particular inquiry or situation.

       City employees are expected to provide members of the media with the same respect and courtesy afforded to
       any other citizen. If the media contacts you, please follow these steps for all contacts:

       1.   When contacted, indicate that it is City policy to make the Press Secretary’s Office aware of the contact
            before providing any information to the media.
       2.   Ask the media contact for the name, title, the media organization, telephone number, the deadline for the
            information and, most importantly, the specific information that is being requested.
       3.   Indicate to the media contact that someone will get back to them and ask what the deadline is for receiving
            the information.
       4.   Immediately notify your supervisor, who then is to contact the Press Secretary’s Office by either e-mail or
            telephone.
       5.   Please be sure to follow this procedure. If you have any questions, contact your supervisor for guidance.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: MEDIA RELATIONS POLICY
                                   A.R. Number: 1.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                Supersedes: Media Relations Policy A.R.: 1.9 DATED: 9/5/2006

V.     MEDIA ACCESS TO PUBLIC SETTINGS

       The news media has a legal right to observe, photograph and/or record any event or any person in a public setting.
       If a member of the media arrives at any City location unannounced, the Press Secretary’s office should be notified
       immediately so that it may begin the process of assisting the media.

VI.    REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION BY THE MEDIA

       Requests to review or obtain copies of City documents may carry legal implications and potential liabilities for
       the City under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); as such, these requests are time-sensitive in
       nature, and require immediate action. Employees who receive such requests must immediately notify their
       supervisor as outlined in Section IV, and also the Press Secretary’s Office.

       Reimbursement of costs in connection with the review and copying of information should be followed under
       FOIA, to reflect the actual cost to reproduce documents requested, as well as the staff time involved in
       responding to a request. Questions on this should be directed to the Press Secretary’s Office.

VII.   PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES

       The City Police and Fire Departments have designated uniformed officers and other internal staff who serve as
       Official spokespersons regarding law enforcement issues and incidents requiring emergency response. Media
       inquiries regarding such issues should be referred immediately to appropriate Police or Fire Department
       personnel and at the same time, the Press Secretary’s Office.

       In all instances related to law enforcement or emergency response, the Press Secretary should be advised
       immediately of unusual incidents likely to garner significant media attention or which may warrant further
       involvement of the City Administration.



                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
                                  A.R. Number: 2.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                             Supersedes: Telecommunications Service A.R.: 2.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    POLICY

      City telephone and data services are administered by the Department of Information Technology. All service
      changes or requests for new services must be coordinated through this Agency.

      A. Ownership

      All telephone and data instruments are the property of the City. The Enterprise Network and Server Services
      Bureau within the Department of Information Technology is responsible for the management of the inventory of
      these instruments. When an instrument becomes excess to the needs of an agency and/or the City, it should be
      returned to the Enterprise Network and Server Services Bureau for its evaluation for redeployment or disposal.

      B. Long Distance Telephone Calls

      Long distance telephone calls are restricted to City business only and are made under the authorization of the
      individual Department/Agency Director. Any personal long distance calls must be made collect or using a
      personal calling card.

      C. Faxes

      Use of these modes of transmission is restricted to City business only.

      D. Contracts

      All contractual obligations for telephone and/or data services that are being made on behalf of the City must be
      reviewed and approved by the Enterprise Network and Server Services bureau within the Department of
      Information Technology and approved by the Director.

II.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Information Technology are responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.

                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES USAGE
                                    A.R. Number: 2.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                                Supersedes: Use of Cellular Phones A.R.: 2.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    PURPOSE

      Wireless communication devices are increasingly used in the workplace because they often boost the
      productivity of staff who might not have access, at certain times, to other means of communication. Wireless
      communication devices are also invaluable in crisis situations. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance
      to employees on the business use and acquisition of wireless communication devices and to increase the level of
      service provided to the City’s customers, increase the level of safety for the City employee, and/or satisfy legal
      requirements.

      This policy outlines the use of wireless communication devices at work and the safe use of wireless
      communication devices while operating a vehicle or other heavy equipment or tools.

II.   PROCEDURE

      A. Request for Use

          It is incumbent upon Agency or Department heads to ensure that wireless communication devices are provided
          only to those employees with a demonstrated need for this type of communication. Some suggested criteria for
          assignment of devices to employees include:

                   •    The employee must be in a position where the preponderance of his or her time is spent out of the
                        office during his or her normal work day;
                   •    Use of a wireless communication device must be essential for the conduct of the employee’s work
                        and;
                   •    The employee is subject to being contacted for urgent or emergency purposes.

          A request to obtain the wireless communication device shall be submitted in writing on the Request for Wireless
          Communication Device Form to the Appointing Authority or designee and must be approved by the Chief
          Administrative Officer. The request must indicate why a specific wireless communication device is required.
          For inventory purposes, each request must state to whom the equipment will be assigned, their respective title,
          and the account code to be charged its use.

      B. Authorization

          A signed authorization from the Appointing Authority shall be required for the issuance of wireless
          communication devices. The assigned equipment should not be transferred to other users without an approved
          written request for assignment by the Appointing Authority or designee. An employee who leaves City service
          must return all City equipment, including wireless communication devices, to the Appointing Authority or
          designee upon separation.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES USAGE
                                     A.R. Number: 2.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                                 Supersedes: Use of Cellular Phones A.R.: 2.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

      C. Equipment Rotation

           Agencies that require an employee on a rotating basis to fall under one or more of these “Standards,”
           shall provide the required wireless communication device at the time of the respective employee’s rotation.
           The transfer of equipment during the rotation process is the responsibility of the Appointing Authority
           or designee.

IV.   ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT

      At the adoption of this regulation, all wireless communication devices must be purchased through the Department of
      Information Technology. After the Appointing Authority approves the assignment of wireless communication
      device, the Appointing Authority will forward a request to the DIT Help Desk to purchase the equipment. All
      purchases will be processed, to include notification of equipment pick-up and delivery to the vendor, by the
      Department of Information Technology.

V.    EQUIPMENT USAGE

      A. Business Use

           1.   City issued wireless communication devices shall be used solely for official City business purposes in the
                most cost-effective manner possible (i.e., using free cellular calls whenever possible), or when other means
                of communication are not available. Such use is defined to be appropriate when an employee must make a
                call related to furthering City operations, but does not have access to a regular City telephone, and the
                contact cannot or should not wait until returning to the office.

           2.   The City also encourages employees to be good citizens and use wireless communication devices to report
                emergency situations to appropriate authorities. The City discourages the disclosure of wireless
                communication device numbers to members of the public.

      B.   Personal Use

           City Issued Wireless Communication Devices:

           1.   Employees are expected to exercise good judgment while using wireless communication devices. City
                wireless communication devices are provided in order to conduct official City business. In addition to City
                business, wireless communication devices may be used for emergency personal business.

           2.   The Appointing Authority or designee shall be responsible for a regular review of actual usage of wireless
                communication device time. Excessive personal use of the assigned equipment shall trigger a review of the
                employees overall use of such equipment. Violations of the City regulations governing such use of
                equipment may result in the employee’s loss of the wireless communication device or other appropriate
                sanction.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES USAGE
                                     A.R. Number: 2.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                                 Supersedes: Use of Cellular Phones A.R.: 2.3 DATED: 9/1/2000



      Personal Wireless Communication Devices:

      1.   Wireless communication devices shall be turned off or set to silent or vibrate mode during work hours – at
           job sites or in meetings, conferences and any other location where incoming calls may disrupt normal
           workflow.

      2.   Employees are prohibited from wearing Blue Tooth wireless headsets or any other headsets while on City
           property.

      3.   The City prohibits employee possession or use of camera phones in the workplace to secure employee
           privacy and any confidential and/or proprietary City information.

      4.   Pursuant to approval form the Appointing Authority, employees may carry and use personal wireless
           communication devices while at work on a sporadic or emergency basis. Excessive use of personal wireless
           communication devices or any other phone during the workday can interfere with employee productivity and
           be distracting to others. Employees are, therefore, asked to make any personal calls on non-work time.
           Employees should not use their personal wireless communication devices when they interfere with their
           work. Flexibility will be provided in circumstances demanding immediate attention.

      5.   If employee use of personal wireless communication devices causes disruptions or loss in productivity, the
           employee may become subject to disciplinary action per City policy (Administrative Regulation 4.11 –
           Discipline Guidelines and Personnel Rules, Section V – Disciplinary Actions, Demotions, Dismissals and
           Separations).

      C. Billing

           1.   The Department of Information Technology shall prepare invoices and forward them to Finance,
                Accounts Payable, for payment. The Department of Information Technology will also distribute bills to
                the respective Appointing Authorities.

           2.   It is the responsibility of the Appointing Authority or designee to review the detailed cellular equipment
                bill for their department each month. The Appointing Authority or designee should note usage patterns
                for both business and personal calls. The Appointing Authority or designee shall investigate any
                unusual or questionable patterns, and shall take the appropriate action based on an investigation of the
                matter.

VI.   SAFETY

      A. Employees whose job responsibilities include regular or occasional driving and who are issued wireless
         communication devices for business use are prohibited from using any wireless communication devices while
         driving. Use of personal wireless communication devices while operating City vehicles or equipment is also
         prohibited.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES USAGE
                                    A.R. Number: 2.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                                 Supersedes: Use of Cellular Phones A.R.: 2.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

       B. While operating City vehicles and equipment; if an employee receives a call while operating a City vehicle or
          equipment, the employee may answer using the headset only, but shall ask the caller to hold, put the equipment
          down and pull to the side of the roadway (not in an emergency lane), into a parking lot or other safe location to
          respond to the call.
       C. If an employee requires the use of the wireless communication device as a handheld, the employee must pull to
          the side of the roadway (not in an emergency lane or any other unlawful location) away from the traveled portion
          of the roadway and stop before placing an outgoing call.
       D. While operating heavy equipment, motorized equipment, and/or power tools, the use of wireless communication
          devices is strictly prohibited. This applies to both incoming and outgoing calls.
       E. Failure to follow the safety guidelines listed above may result in disciplinary action up to and including
          termination.
       F. Exceptions to these safety guidelines may be made for Public Safety employees who are responding to
          emergency situations. In those cases, the use of wireless communication devices or other communication
          devices is governed by their departmental operations policy.

VII.   RESPONSIBILITIES

       A. Employee

           1.   It is the responsibility of the employee to use wireless communication devices, whether City issued or
                personal, in accordance with this policy.
           2.   Wireless communication devices should not be left accessible to others, such as in an unlocked car or on a
                desk unattended.
           3.   Employees are to advise their Appointing Authority or designee in writing, within twenty-four (24) hours, in
                the event of the loss or theft of City issued wireless communication devices.
           4.   Employees should not use wireless communication devices while driving a vehicle or when involved in
                other unsafe conditions.

       B. Appointing Authority or Designee Responsibilities

           1.   The Appointing Authority or designee will immediately advise the Department of Information Technology
                Help Desk and the Bureau of Risk Management, in the event of the loss or theft of City wireless
                communication devices within twenty-four (24) hours of notification.
           2.   The Appointing Authority or designee will maintain an accurate inventory of wireless communication
                devices users (by employee name) and immediately report any changes in the distribution of such equipment
                to the Department of Information Technology.
           3.   The Appointing Authority or designee will advise the DIT in writing, in the event of the transfer,
                reassignment or deletion of any authorized wireless communication devices.
           4.   The Appointing Authority or designee must ensure that adequate funds are available to cover wireless
                communication devices expenses. The Appointing Authority or designee shall review individual bills each
                month for accuracy; distribute bills to the assigned wireless communication devices users; ensure that all
                users review their bill, and the employee makes appropriate reimbursement to the City for personal calls.
           5.   The Department must keep a log of each user’s certification and payments.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES USAGE
                                     A.R. Number: 2.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                                 Supersedes: Use of Cellular Phones A.R.: 2.3 DATED: 9/1/2000


            6.   The Appointing Authority or designee shall monitor equipment use for abuse or regulation non-compliance
                 and take disciplinary action as deemed appropriate.

        C. Department of Information Technology

            1.   The Department of Information Technology shall keep an inventory of wireless communication devices
                 users by department and conduct an annual inventory of the equipment.
            2.   The Department of Information Technology shall serve as the City’s central point for new service
                 notification, service activation, deactivation, or service change.
            3.   The Department of Information Technology shall submit invoices for payment to the Department of
                 Finance, Accounts Payable Division.
            4.   The Department of Information Technology shall send a copy of telephone calls to the user department for
                 review on a monthly basis.
            5.   The Department of Information Technology shall participate in the contract management and negotiations
                 with the Department of Purchasing and provide overall management of the contract services.
            6.   The Department of Information Technology shall coordinate installation and delivery between the vendor
                 and user agency, and will ensure the delivered product meets the ordered specifications.
            7.   The Department of Information Technology will provide training as needed on the use of wireless
                 communication devices.

VIII.   COMPLIANCE

        The failure of wireless communication devices users to comply with the provisions outlined in this policy may result
        in corrective or disciplinary action.

IX.     DEFINITIONS

        Wireless communication devices shall be defined as cellular telephones, Blackberry, or any other electronic
        communication devices and services, to exclude City owned radios which are provided by the City.

X.      POLICY UPDATE

        The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Information Technology is responsible for modifications to this
        Policy.


                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: TELECOMMUTING
                                     A.R. Number: 2.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 4
                                     Supersedes: Telecommuting A.R.: 2.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       Recent technological advances within the City of Richmond have made it possible to selectively offer an alternative
       to the way the City conducts business. Telecommuting enables City employees and others to conduct City business
       from remote locations; while still being able to access information technology services and data. Telecommuting is
       intended to enhance productivity, creativity, employee satisfaction, and/or reduce operating costs.

       Telecommuting is defined as a work arrangement in which some or all of the work is performed at an alternate
       worksite such as the home or in office space near home. Communication may be one of several means, such as
       video, phone modem/broadband, fax, and pager. Equipment may be owned and maintained by the employee or
       by the City of Richmond.

II.    POLICY
       Telecommuting is not a formal employee benefit, it is an option granted by the Appointing Authority to employees
       that meet certain predefined requirements. The telecommuting arrangement must be in the best interests of both the
       City of Richmond and the employee. It should benefit--or at least not cause significant problems--for the granting
       agency, supporting agencies (customers), or the employee. The Appointing Authority has the right to revoke the
       telecommuting privilege at any time based on factors that may limit the benefit of the telecommuting arrangement.
       This policy is set forth to take advantage of the flexibility afforded by technological advances while ensuring that
       appropriate work standards are maintained. This regulation is intended to provide for a flexible working environment
       and provide parameters to ensure employees are safe and productive in their use of telecommuting options.
       A telecommuting arrangement is voluntary. No employee will be required to telecommute. Employees who choose
       to telecommute have the right to cease telecommuting and return to their former in-office work pattern at any time.

       All pay and leave entitlements will be based on the employee’s official primary location. The employee understands
       that she/he is responsible for tax consequences, if any, of this arrangement, and for conformance to any local zoning
       regulations. Employees may wish to consult their attorney or tax accountant regarding any legal or tax implications
       associated with the use of their residence or off site location as a work location.
       Eligibility: Employees must have completed their probationary period in order to be eligible to request a
       telecommuting arrangement. The decision to allow an employee will be made by Appointing Authority with the
       agency where the employee is assigned. Exceptions to the eligibility requirement can be granted by the Appointing
       Authority under special circumstances, such as a situation where an employee is physically incapable of reporting for
       normal duty at City facilities.

III.    PROCEDURE

       A.   Scope

            This policy is applicable to all City employees and other individuals authorized to work from remote
            locations in order to provide City services. While this policy is applicable to all, the decision to allow
            employees to use this alternative work format, or to rescind that privilege, is exclusively reserved for the
            Agency Director.

       B. Telecommuting Application and Approval
            The decision to allow an employee to telecommute will be made by the agency Appointing Authority.
            Supervisors and employees wishing to apply for a telecommuting arrangement must first complete the Selection
            Criteria Worksheet.
                                     Administrative Regulations
                                       Office of the Mayor
                                      Title: TELECOMMUTING
                          A.R. Number: 2.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                          Supersedes: Telecommuting A.R.: 2.4 DATED: 9/1/2000
     Employees approved for telecommuting must conduct an alternate worksite inspection using the approved
     Safety Checklist for Telecommuters.
     Upon the acceptable completion of the Selection Criteria worksheet and the Safety Checklist, the employee
     and the Appointing Authority must enter into a signed Telecommuting Agreement.

     All completed documents, forms, and agreements related to the telecommuting arrangement will be retained
     in the Human Resources Employee File.

C.   Related Policies, Procedures, and Regulations for Telecommuting

     Employees who use the City’s network systems for telecommuting are subject to the same policies that
     govern the ownership of data, confidentiality, electronic media, and other related administrative policies,
     procedures, regulations and agency standards. The execution of work from remote locations does not
     eliminate the need for employees, supervisors, and customers to comply with related rules and regulations.
     Should the employee have any concerns regarding the applicability of policies or standards, they should
     consult with their supervisor and/or the Appointing Authority.

     Consult appropriate policies and procedures to ensure telecommuting work activities are conducted in
     compliance with regulations. Related standards governing the use of remote access and electronic media
     include:

          •      Electronic Media
          •      Remote Access

D.   Liability

     1. If an employee chooses to accept the telecommuting work schedule, the employee does so at his or her
        own risk. The City of Richmond is not liable for the non-City of Richmond owned or managed
        environment in which a Telecommuter chooses to work.
     2. The City of Richmond will not be liable for damages to a telecommuter’s personal or real property at
        the alternate work location.
     3. The telecommuter assumes responsibility for the loss, theft, or damage of City equipment.

E.   Security

     1. Restricted access materials will not be taken to the alternative work site without prior written approval
        by the telecommuter’s supervisor.
     2. Telecommuters are expected to follow all applicable security procedures in order to ensure the
        confidentiality and security of sensitive information.

F.   Equipment

     1.   The City of Richmond may require a telecommuter to use personal equipment such as a personal
          computer, modem, and existing wiring in order to work from an alternate location. The City of
          Richmond will, however, supply a telecommuter with the equipment it deems necessary to perform
          designated job functions, from the alternate work location. The decision on what equipment and
          software to supply, if any, is reserved for department/agency director. The Department of
          Information Technology will assist, when requested, in assessing the related equipment needs.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: TELECOMMUTING
                             A.R. Number: 2.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
                             Supersedes: Telecommuting A.R.: 2.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

        2.   Any equipment provided by the City of Richmond will be considered a loan, and shall remain the
             property of the City of Richmond. Damage beyond normal wear and tear is the responsibility of the
             user. The equipment may be changed, swapped or withdrawn as deemed necessary by the City of
             Richmond. Any equipment requires the recording of all pertinent information including, but not
             limited to the following:

             a.   The name, social security number, address, and phone number of the party to whom the
                  equipment is assigned.
             b.   The date of the loan, return date of the equipment, description, condition, serial number, model
                  number and quantity of the equipment provided.
             c.   Statement of both parties indicating that they have each received a copy of this policy.
             d.   Signatures (written or electronic) from each party indicating that the conditions of the policy
                  are understood, have been met, and will be adhered to.

        3.   City of Richmond equipment provided to a telecommuter may be used for legitimate City business
             only and only by the telecommuter who has proper prior authorization to use the equipment.

        4.   Provided equipment shall be returned no later than the date specified on the signed form, or upon
             request by the City of Richmond.

        5.   City of Richmond owned computer equipment will be maintained, serviced, and repaired by DIT
             staff or through arrangements made by DIT staff with an approved contractor.

        6.   Telecommuters are required to bring computer equipment to the DIT office or approved contractor,
             when in need of service.

        7.   No software or hardware shall be installed on City of Richmond equipment by an employee other
             than DIT staff or designated Automation Coordinators.

G. User Responsibilities

   The responsibilities of telecommuting users include:

        1.   Maintaining the security of their system and software through the appropriate use of security
             products and procedures.
        2.   Ensuring equipment is adequately maintained and kept in compliance with standards for desktop
             computing, including virus protection, software revisions, and patch applications as needed.

H. Discipline

   Violations of this policy by City of Richmond employees can result in disciplinary action in accordance with the
   City’s Personnel Rules, and other applicable Administrative Regulations, as well as any department/agency rules,
   policies, or regulations.

   Violations of this policy by non-City employees granted special access to the City of Richmond network could
   result in the revocation of their access privileges and/or termination of their business relationship with the City.

   Employees who are given permission to telecommute must sign and acknowledge a statement of understanding.
                                             Administrative Regulations
                                               Office of the Mayor
                                              Title: TELECOMMUTING
                                  A.R. Number: 2.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                                  Supersedes: Telecommuting A.R.: 2.4 DATED: 9/1/2000


IV.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.
                                                          APPROVED:




                                                          MAYOR
                                                         Telecommuting Agreement
This agreement specifies the conditions applicable to an arrangement for performing work at an alternate work site on a regular basis. The agreement
begins on DATE and continues until DATE or INDEFINITELY. It can be withdrawn by written notice by either party at any time. The employee
understands that management retains the right to modify this agreement on a temporary basis as a result of business necessity.

1.   All pay and leave entitlements will be based on the employee’s official primary location. The employee understands that she/he is responsible
     for tax consequences, if any, of this arrangement, and for conformance to any local zoning regulations.

2.   The alternate work site is SPECIFY LOCATION. Days and hours when the employee will normally work at this alternate work site are:

                   Day                     Hours (indicate Lunch Hour)                        Location

      Sunday

      Monday

      Tuesday

      Wednesday

      Thursday

      Friday

      Saturday

3.   Additional hours involving overtime at any work site must be approved in advance by the supervisor.

4.   Duties and assignments authorized to be performed at this alternate work site are:

     SPECIFY DUTIES.

     The supervisor reserves the right to assign work as necessary at any work site.

5.   Recognizing that effective communication is essential for this arrangement to be successful, the following methods and times of communicating
     are agreed upon:

     [SPECIFY: who (include backup and emergency contacts), when, how often, during what time frames, how (phone, fax, beeper, face-to-face,
     etc.)]

6.   The employee agrees to remain accessible during designated work hours, with the exception of the specified lunch hour. The employee agrees to
     notify their immediate supervisor if they have to leave the alternate worksite during the scheduled hours. The employee agrees to have a
     telephone answering machine or service, and call waiting service to ensure unimpeded availability. The employee agrees to modify their City of
     Richmond voice mail outgoing message to indicate that they may be reached at the alternate worksite or that the employee will be checking for
     messages. The employee agrees to check for messages at least every two (2) hours.
7.   The following equipment (include serial number where appropriate) will be used by the employee at the alternate work site:

         Hardware/Equipment              √                         Description                           Owned by City or Employee

      Computer

      Modem

      Printer

      Fax Machine

      Copier

      Monitor

      Keyboard

      Mouse

      Zip or Jaz Drive

      Surge Protector

      Telephone (Voice)

      Telephone (Data)

      Desk

      Chair

      Lighting

      Other

8.   The following Software/Services (include license number where appropriate) will be used by the employee at the alternate work
     site:

           Software/Services             √                         Description                           Owned by City or Employee

      Operating System

      Email

      Word Processor

      Spreadsheet

      Presentation Graphics

      Internet Browser

      Internet Service Provider

      Method of Remote Access

      Call Waiting

      Call Forwarding

      Conference Calling

      Other
9.   The employee agrees to obtain approval before taking leave in accordance with established City of Richmond policies and procedures.

10. The employee with dependent care needs agree to make the necessary arrangements for alternative care during all agreed upon work hours.

11. The employee agrees to conduct a site inspection of their alternate worksite using the supplied safety checklist. The employee agrees to maintain
    a safe and secure work environment. The employee agrees to allow the City of Richmond access to assess safety and security, upon receiving a
    one-day notice.

12. The employee agrees to report work-related injuries to the supervisor at the earliest reasonable opportunity. The employee agrees to hold the
    City of Richmond harmless for injury to others at the alternate work site.

13. The employee agrees to use City of Richmond-owned equipment, records, and materials for purposes of City of Richmond business only, and to
    protect them against unauthorized or accidental access, use, modification, destruction, or disclosure. The employee agrees to report to the
    supervisor instances of loss, damage, or unauthorized access at the earliest reasonable opportunity.

14. The employee agrees to obtain office supplies during telecommuter’s in-office period.

15. The employee understands that all equipment, records, and materials provided by the City of Richmond shall remain the property of the City of
    Richmond.

16. The City of Richmond will not be liable for loss, theft, damage, or wear of employee owned equipment. The City of Richmond will hold liable
    the employee for loss, theft, or damage to City owned equipment and software if such loss or damage is caused by the employee’s negligence,
    misuse, or abuse.

17. The City of Richmond will not be responsible for operating costs, home maintenance, or any other incidental costs (e.g., increase in utilities cost,
    Internet Service Provider Cost, Second Phone line) whatsoever, associated with the use of the employee’s residence. The employee does not
    relinquish any entitlement to reimbursement for authorized expenses incurred while conducting business for the City of Richmond. The
    employee may be reimbursed for long-distance telephone calls and or fax costs for business purposes, provided that the employee agrees to
    submit appropriate documentation for reimbursement.

18. The employee understands that his/her personal vehicle will not be used for City of Richmond business unless specifically authorized by the
    supervisor.

19. The employee agrees to return City of Richmond equipment, records, and materials within three (3) days of termination of this agreement. All
    City of Richmond equipment will be returned to the City of Richmond by the employee for inspection, repair, replacement, or repossession with
    three (3) days of written notice.

20. The employee understands that all obligations, responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment with the City of Richmond remain
    unchanged, except those obligations and responsibilities specifically addressed in this agreement.

I hereby affirm by my signature that I have read this Telecommuting Agreement, and understand and agree to all of its provisions.

______________________________________________                        ____________________________
Employee Signature                                                    Date

____________________________________________                          ____________________________
Supervisor Signature                                                  Date

_________________________________________                             ____________________________
Department Director/Designee Signature                                Date
                                               Selection Criteria Worksheet
The purpose of this worksheet is to assess an employee’s job characteristics, work habits, and competencies for successfully working at
an alternate worksite.

Telecommuting Candidate Information
Employee Name
Supervisor Name
Anticipated Telecommute Start Date
Proposed Alternate Work Site Schedule
Proposed remote access method
Proposed connection type (dial-up, cable
modem, DSL, etc…)

Evaluate the employee’s current existing job function (note: if
your responses are primarily medium to high then this
employee is more likely to be a good candidate for
telecommuting)                                                         Low         Medium          High
Clarity of work goals and objectives
Ability to clearly define tasks for telecommuting day(s)
Ability to schedule face-to-face contact (meetings, etc…) on
certain days of the week
Degree to which communications can be accomplished using
voice mail, email, or faxing
Ability to control work flow/schedule
Ability to combine work with others at a later time
Reliability of technology to support employee when
telecommuting
Ability to meet internal and external needs while telecommuting
Ability to measure quantity and quality of performance
Ability to benefit from quit and uninterrupted time

Evaluate the employee’s current existing job function (note: if
your responses are primarily low to medium then this employee
is more likely to be a good candidate for telecommuting)               Low         Medium          High
Amount of face-to-face time required
Amount of in-office reference materials or other resources
required
Impact on work team when employee is telecommuting
Amount of expenses while telecommuting
Amount of Customer Feedback required
Amount of co-worker feedback required
Amount of information, data, or materials that require security or
other special handling
Evaluate the employee’s work style and level of performance
(note: if your responses are primarily medium to high then this
employee is more likely to be a good candidate for
telecommuting)                                                      Low      Medium         High
Level of Job Knowledge
Experience on current assignment
Degree of confidence in making independent decisions
Level of organizing and planning skills
Degree of self-discipline regarding work
Ability to separate work and personal commitments
Level of trust regarding work hours
Degree of reliability
Degree of self-motivation
Level of Productivity
Desire to be results oriented
Quality of work product
Oral communication skills
Written communication skills
Relationship with customers
Relationship with peers
Level of understanding of City of Richmond policies and
procedures
Level of computer literacy
Degree of Flexibility
Adaptability of current job to the non traditional work setting
Ability to thrive in a work environment isolated from co-workers
Ability to change home to an office-like environment

Evaluate the employee’s work style and level of performance
(note: if your responses are primarily low to medium then this
employee is more likely to be a good candidate for
telecommuting)                                                      Low      Medium         High
Resistance to change
Need for interoffice personnel contact
Need for supervision/frequent feedback
Importance of co-worker input to perform job
Need for social interaction



________________________________________________             ____________________________
Supervisor Signature                                         Date



________________________________________________             ____________________________
Department Director/Designee Signature                       Date
                                            Safety Checklist for Telecommuters
The following checklist is required to be filled out by each telecommuter in organizing an alternate work site. The telecommuter
should review this checklist with their supervisor prior to the start of telecommuting.

Worksite                                                                                    Yes      No

Telecommuter has a clearly defined work space that is kept clean and orderly.

The work area is adequately illuminated with lighting directed toward the side or behind
the line of vision, not in front or above it.

Is the temperature level adequate for maintaining your normal level of job performance?

Exits are free of obstructions.

Supplies and equipment (both departmental and employee-owned) are in good condition.

The area is well ventilated and heated.

Storage is organized to minimize risks of fire and spontaneous combustion.

All extension cords have grounding conductors.

All phone lines, electrical cords, and extension wires are secured under a desk or
alongside a baseboard.

Exposed or frayed wiring and cords are repaired or replaced immediately upon detection.

Electrical enclosures (switches, outlets, receptacles, junction boxes) have tight-fitting
covers or plates.

Surge protectors are used for computers, fax machines, and printers.

Heavy items are securely placed on sturdy stands close to walls.

Computer components are kept out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.

Emergency Preparedness                                                                      Yes      No

Emergency phone numbers (hospital, fire department, police department) are posted at the
alternate work site.

A first aid kit is easily accessible and replenished as needed.

Portable fire extinguishers are easily accessible and serviced as needed.

Smoke Detector is in proper working condition and within hearing distance of workspace.

Ergonomics                                                                                  Yes      No

Desk, chair, computer, and other equipment are of appropriate design and arranged to
eliminate strain on all parts of the body, in conformance with City Occupational Health
Program guidelines.

The phone is easily accessible in the work area

________________________________________________                  ____________________________
Employee Signature                                                Date

________________________________________________                  ____________________________
Supervisor Signature                                              Date
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
                                     A.R. Number: 2.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1of 1
                         Supersedes: Disposal of Surplus Computer Equipment A.R.: 2.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     POLICY

       The City of Richmond will allow City employees to purchase computer equipment in accordance with procedures
       set forth in this policy.

II.    PROCEDURE

       1.   Agencies having surplus computer equipment shall declare such property surplus to the Department of
            Procurement Services by completing a Declaration of Surplus Property Form.

       2.   The Automation Coordinator for an agency declaring computer equipment as surplus, shall “ghost” the system,
            meaning that all information will be removed from the hard drive, except the operating system. The
            Automation Coordinator shall document that this task has successfully been completed. This documentation
            will be inserted in the surplus property files.

       3.   The Department of Procurement Services, in concert with DIT, will establish a uniform price available on the
            equipment based on after market value.

       4.   Once a price has been established, the Department of Procurement Services will publicize the availability of the
            surplus computer equipment in a location available to the general public. The equipment will be sold to the
            first person to submit an offer at the publicized price. All sales shall be advertised to the public in a newspaper
            of general circulation.

       5.   At the conclusion of each purchase, the City employee making the purchase will receive a bill of sale and shall
            certify in writing that the equipment is for personal use and not for re-sale. The employee shall also certify that
            they did not directly participate in the surplus decision.

       6.   In a given fiscal year, a City employee may purchase up to $499 worth of surplus computer equipment.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Procurement Services shall be responsible for administering and
       updating this policy.


                                                                APPROVED:




                                                                MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                               Title: ELECTRONIC MEDIA SYSTEMS (INTERNET/INTRANET)
                                      A.R. Number: 2.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1of 4
                                 Supersedes: Electronic Media Policy A.R.: 2.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     POLICY

       In accordance with, and subject, to the City’s Data Security Standard and Remote Access Service policy, this
       Administrative Regulation is applicable to all City of Richmond employees and other individuals authorized to
       use any data network owned or operated by the City of Richmond.

II.    SCOPE

       The Department of Information Technology (DIT) has developed standards to govern the use of all forms of
       electronic media and combines and supersedes all previously issued standards issued by the Internet Policy
       Committee, DIT and other agencies for this subject matter. As used in this administrative regulation, "electronic
       media" includes but is not necessarily limited to the following: e-mail (electronic-mail), Internet use, Intranet
       bulletin boards, electronic subscription services, electronic documents and any other forms of electronic
       communication. Electronic media systems are a tool for City employees for the purpose of providing an effective
       method to communicate, increase productivity, perform research and obtain information that will assist in
       performing job-related tasks and to conduct official City business.

III.   PROCEDURE

       A. Ownership

            All network systems, hardware, software, temporary or permanent files and any related systems or devices
            are the property of the City of Richmond. These include, but are not limited to, files, documents,
            spreadsheets, messages, and notes that reside in part or in whole on any City of Richmond server,
            workstation, local area network (LAN), or individual computer.

            Supervisors have the authority to inspect the contents of any hardware, software, document(s) or file(s) of
            their subordinates in the normal course of their supervisory responsibilities. Department of Information
            Technology staff shall extract information, files or documents when requested by authorized supervisory
            personnel. Reasons for review include, but are not limited to:

            •   System, hardware and software problems;
            •   General system failure;
            •   A legal proceeding involving the City;
            •   Suspicion of a crime;
            •   Violation of administrative regulation;
            •   A need to perform work or provide a service when the employee is unavailable.

       B.   Confidentiality/Privacy

            Employees using the City’s data systems and/or tools provided by the City of Richmond have no guarantee
            of privacy with respect to the use of these systems and/or tools. Any files, documents, e-mail, electronic
            transactions, or data of any kind that is created, stored, or transported via the City’s electronic media and
            data systems are considered the property of the City, and are subject to inspection and review at any time.
            Futhermore, under the Freedom of Information Act, any messages, documents, spreadsheets, or files are
            potentially a matter of public record and subject to disclosure. Personal opinions expressed using these
            systems remain those of the individual and are not necessarily those of the City of Richmond and/or its
            management.
                                         Administrative Regulations
                                           Office of the Mayor
                       Title: ELECTRONIC MEDIA SYSTEMS (INTERNET/INTRANET)
                              A.R. Number: 2.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                         Supersedes: Electronic Media Policy A.R.: 2.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

C. Use of Electronic Media Systems

    The electronic mail systems (e-mail), Internet, Intranet, hardware, software, tools and information are
    provided for the purpose of conducting business for the City of Richmond only. Allowable use of the
    network and information both locally and via remote access include the following:

   •    To facilitate performance of job functions;
   •    To conduct research in accordance with an employee’s job duties and functions;
   •    To communicate with outside organizations as required in order to perform an employee’s job functions;
   •    For personal communications/business, within reason, necessary as a result of employees performing
        their job functions.

    Brief use of these systems for personal purposes is permitted. However, systematic and pervasive use of
    these systems for personal purposes is prohibited.

D. Prohibited Uses

    Prohibited uses of the electronic media systems and networked information include, but are not limited to,
    the following:

    •   Illegal activities;
    •   Threats;
    •   Harassment;
    •   Slander;
    •   Defamation;
    •   Obscene or suggestive message(s) or obscene or offensive graphical image(s);
    •   Political endorsements;
    •   Commercial activities;
    •   Distribution of Chain Letters;
    •   Solicitation for personal gain;
    •   Transmission of a message with someone else’s name as author without the author’s permission;
    •   Transmission of unacceptable content which includes but is not limited to material which is
        pornographic, racist, sexist, or contains inappropriate language for an office environment;
    •   Any use that impairs or damages any system operation or that impairs or damages the use of the system
        by another account holder;
    •   Unauthorized access to others' files;
    •   Use of or access to playing or distribution of computer games;
    •   Distribution of any electronic information in violation of intellectual property or export control laws;
    •   Forwarding or distributing messages not of legitimate City of Richmond business;
    •   Participation in web logs (“blogging”) during work hours;
    •   Distribution of messages which are obscene, harass, or which promote religious, political, or other
        personal positions or agenda, which are not associated with one’s position as a City of Richmond
        employee (e.g. “have a blessed day” stated on voice mail greeting);
    •   Personal entertainment use (such as listening to Internet radio, viewing network TV/movies or
        connection with any other broadcast media); Unauthorized use of User ID to send or receive messages;
    •   Unauthorized alteration of e-mail (e.g. alteration by non-author);
    •   Broadcast messages (mass mailings) should be limited to a user's agency. Any correspondence that
        needs to cross agency lines should be referred to the Office of Press Secretary to the Mayor.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                        Title: ELECTRONIC MEDIA SYSTEMS (INTERNET/INTRANET)
                               A.R. Number: 2.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
                          Supersedes: Electronic Media Policy A.R.: 2.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

E. Electronic Mail Etiquette

     An electronic mail message is in essence, a letter on City stationery. As such commitments, tone, or
     comments may be interpreted as those of the organization. It is important for all users of the electronic mail
     systems use care and caution when sending messages. The following advice is provided to all employees:

     •   Spell-check, proofread and re-read your mail before you send it;
     •   Keep messages brief and to the point;
     •   Format messages for easy reading;
     •   Use appropriate business style and language when communicating formally;
     •   Be wary of the use of informal language. The nature of e-mail lends itself to informality, but language
         taken out of context can be injurious to individuals or the City of Richmond. Rule of thumb: if you
         would be unwilling to have the message appear on the evening news, do not send it;
     •   Do not over-distribute messages; only post messages when they are relevant;
     •   Respect the privacy of others; and don’t be fooled by the illusion of privacy;
     •   Cite appropriate text and references in responding to a particular event, topic, or issue;
     •   Separate opinion from non-opinion;
     •   Respect copyright and license agreements;
     •   Do not mark messages URGENT unless they really are;
     •   Sleep on a message that you are uncertain about sending;
     •   Avoid use of all CAPS. In Internet-eze, this is considered shouting;
     •   Be careful what you say about yourself or others;
     •   Ask yourself: would I want a jury to read this e-mail?;
     •   Be polite. Make sure short messages don't come across as brusque or curt;
     •   Don't send offensive jokes or frivolous messages;
     •   Don't write anything you wouldn't want repeated. E-mail can be forwarded to anyone, in or out of the
         organization;
     •   Work out problems face-to-face, not on e-mail;
     •   The content of the message should be something you would be comfortable saying in an open business
         meeting;
     •   Check mail daily and delete non-record and transitory items from the “Inbox”, “Sent Items”, and
         “Deleted Items” folders routinely;
     •   When going on vacation or extended leaves, use the "out of office" assistant tool.

F.   Disclaimer

     The City of Richmond makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the City of
     Richmond Electronic Media accounts and will not be responsible for any damages suffered while on these
     systems. These damages include loss of data as a result of delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service
     interruptions caused by the system or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the
     Internet is at your own risk. The City of Richmond specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy
     of information obtained through its network services.

G. Security

     Security on any computer system is a high priority. If you identify a security problem, notify the DIT Help
     Desk, your department Automation Coordinator or your supervisor at once. Never demonstrate the problem
     to other users. Never use another individual's account. Always attempt to logout of the system when you
     leave
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                            Title: ELECTRONIC MEDIA SYSTEMS (INTERNET/INTRANET)
                                   A.R. Number: 2.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                              Supersedes: Electronic Media Policy A.R.: 2.6 DATED: 9/1/2004

          your workstation. Any user identified as a security risk due to behavior on the electronic media systems will
          be denied access, and will be subject to discipline for failure to comply with this policy.

     H. Vandalism

          Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to observe information intended to be private or to change
          data created or owned by another user or any other agency or network that is accessible from the Internet or
          to make any unauthorized changes to the appearance or operational characteristics of any network system.
          This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or downloading of computer viruses. Any vandalism will
          result in the loss of the account and legal referral.

     I.   Legal Requirements

          E-mail and other electronic media system records are subject to both public record retention and freedom of
          information disclosure requirements. Each agency is responsible for the proper maintenance and disclosure
          of its electronic records pursuant to state law, including the production of e-mail in response to any freedom
          of information request. See A.R. 7.2 concerning Records Retention for guidelines on complying with the
          Virginia Public Records Act, Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-10—42.1-91 and A.R. 3.1 concerning Freedom of
          Information for guidelines on complying with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code §§ 2.2-
          3700—2.2-3714.

     J. DIT Backup of E-mail

          As set forth in Administrative Regulation 7.2 – Virginia Public Records Policy, public records belong to the
          City and, in particular, to the agency that creates them. Consequently, each agency is responsible for its own
          records, including e-mail records. DIT maintains backups of e-mail records for a period of sixty (60) days for
          disaster recovery and similar purposes. However, following that sixty-day period, records, which may appear
          on any backup tapes or disks, will be destroyed. The DIT backup tapes or disks are not a substitute for proper
          management by an agency of its own e-mail records.

     K. Violations of Administrative Regulation/Disciplinary Actions

          Violations of this Administrative Regulation by City of Richmond employees constitutes grounds for
          disciplinary actions up to and including termination in accordance with the City’s Personnel Rules, and
          other applicable Administrative Regulations, as well as any agency rules, policies, or regulations.

          Violations of this Administrative Regulation by non-City employees, granted special access to the City of
          Richmond network could result in the revocation of their access privileges and/or termination.

V.   REGULATION UPDATE

     The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Information Technology shall be responsible for modifications
     to this Policy.
                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                        Administrative Regulations
                                                          Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                                         A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 7
                            Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.   PURPOSE

     The purpose of this policy is to:

     A.        Assist City agencies in meeting statutory freedom of information disclosure mandates by requiring the designation
               of specific personnel to handle freedom of information requests;

     B.        Increase the availability of City government information to the public by providing a procedural framework within
               which City agencies shall provide requested City records;

     C.        Meet most of the needs of the public and the media by developing in designated personnel a heightened ability to
               manage freedom of information requests; and

     D.        Establish systems to record the cost to the City of responding to freedom of information requests and to charge
               requesters for those costs to the extent permitted by state law.

II. POLICY

     A.        To further the purpose expressed above, City employees shall follow the spirit and requirements of the Virginia
               Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code Ann. §§ 2.2-3700—2.2-37143 (“VFOIA”). VFOIA requires the release
               upon request of all non-exempt public records as defined in the Act to members of the public. Although VFOIA
               does not prohibit the release of any public record, it permits the City to withhold public records in certain limited
               circumstances as enumerated in the Act.

     B.        Using the procedures outlined below, City employees shall record the cost to the City of responding to freedom
               of information requests and charge the requester for the City’s cost in “accessing, duplicating, supplying, or
               searching for the requested records” to the extent that Section 2.2-3704(F) of the Code of Virginia allows.

III. PROCEDURE

     A. General

          1.     Records Retention - State law requires City employees to preserve records that document “a transaction or
                 activity by or with any public officer, agency or employee.” Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-77; See A.R. 7.2
                 concerning Records Retention for guidelines on complying with the Virginia Public Records Act, Va. Code
                 Ann. §§ 42.1-70—42.1-91.

          2.     Electronic Mail - Records preserved in electronic media, including but not limited to electronic mail, are
                 subject both to records retention requirements and VFOIA. See A.R. 2.5 concerning Electronic Media
                 Systems for guidelines on the use of electronic media systems, including but not limited to electronic mail.

          3.     Disclosure Required - Unless a specific exclusion from its requirements applies, VFOIA requires the
                 disclosure to Virginia citizens of records “prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its
                 officers, employees or agents in the transaction of public business.” Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3701.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
                           Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                             A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 7
                Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004

B. Agency Head’s Role

This policy intends to promote an increased responsiveness to freedom of information requests. Consequently, each
Agency Head shall read and familiarize him/herself with VFOIA. Further, each Agency Head shall designate a
VFOIA representative as provided below. Each Agency Head shall recognize that freedom of information requests
are time-sensitive and shall assist his agency’s VFOIA representative in providing a timely, appropriate response to
every freedom of information request.

C. Designated VFOIA Representative

Each Agency Head shall designate a least one member of his staff as that agency’s VFOIA representative and
shall report the names of all VFOIA representatives or alternates to the Office of the Chief Administrative
Officer upon designation. The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer shall maintain a list of VFOIA
representatives and shall audit this list annually to ensure that it remains current. The VFOIA representative
shall be primarily responsible for the agency’s response to freedom of information requests it receives from the
public and the media. The VFOIA representative shall:

1.   Read and familiarize himself with VFOIA;

2.   Familiarize him/herself with Virginia statutes applicable to the agency that may expressly forbid the release of
     certain records, such as some criminal or tax records;

3.   Develop and update procedures for responding to freedom of information requests;

4.   Train agency employees to recognize freedom of information requests and properly refer them to the agency’s
     VFOIA representative;

5.   Receive all freedom of information requests directed to the agency;

6.   Act as the point of contact within the agency for freedom of information requests referred to the agency by
     other agencies or by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;

7.   Maintain appropriate records concerning each freedom of information request in accordance with Section III
     (F) of this policy;

8.   Train alternate VFOIA representatives to handle time-sensitive freedom of information requests when the
     designated VFOIA representative is out of the office;

9.   Respond in a timely fashion to freedom of information requests in accordance with the agency’s established
     procedures; and

10. Consult with the appropriate member of the Office of the City Attorney, as necessary, whenever a question
    arises regarding freedom of information requests or procedures.
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                         Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                           A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 7
              Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004

D. Agency Procedures

   Each agency shall develop and follow procedures for responding to freedom of information requests directed or
   referred to the agency. Although each agency should develop procedures that work best for the agency, such
   procedures shall, at a minimum, include the following elements:


   1.   Intake Forms - Agencies shall maintain a form on which either a walk-in requester or a City employee
        taking a request over the telephone may record the elements of the request.

   2. Referral - City personnel shall refer each request to their agency’s VFOIA representative on the same
      day they receive the request because such requests are time-sensitive.

   3.   Statutory Requirements - The VFOIA representative shall follow all statutory VFOIA requirements in
        handling the request, particularly those found in Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3704.

   4.   Response Time - The VFOIA representative shall respond to the request within five (5) working days of
        the agency’s receipt of the request in the manner specified by Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3704(B), or unless
        otherwise provided by the statute.

   5.   Agency Review of Responsive Records - Once the agency has amassed all of the records that respond to
        the request, the VFOIA representative shall review those records (i) to make a record of what the
        agency is providing the requester and (ii) to identify any records that the VFOIA representative believes
        are excluded from the law’s disclosure requirements.

   6.   Consultation with City Attorney - In general, when a citizen of Virginia or media outlet with
        circulation in Virginia requests a record, VFOIA requires the City to provide the requester with the
        record. However, the City occasionally receives requests for records that may be excluded from
        VFOIA’s disclosure requirements. Should the VFOIA representative believe that records may be
        exempt from disclosure, the VFOIA representative shall adhere to the following guidelines in bringing
        such records to the attention of the Office of the City Attorney:

            a.   The VFOIA representative shall not send a request to the Office of the City Attorney
                 before gathering the records that respond to the request.

            b.   Upon identifying records that may be exempt from disclosure, the VFOIA representative shall
                 immediately contact the lawyer in the Office of the City Attorney that represents the VFOIA
                 representative’s office or agency.

            c.   The VFOIA representative shall promptly provide the lawyer with a copy of (i) the request and
                 (ii) the record or records that the VFOIA representative feels may be exempt from the law’s
                 disclosure requirements. The VFOIA representative shall not send all of the records generated
                 in response to a voluminous request to the lawyer. Rather, the VFOIA representative shall
                 send the lawyer only those records that he actually has reason to believe may be excluded from
                 the law’s disclosure requirements.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
                          Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                            A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 7
               Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004


              d.   The VFOIA representative shall allow at least two working days before a response is due to the
                   requester for the lawyer to review the request and the records that may be excluded from the
                   law’s disclosure requirements.

E. Charging for Requests

   In general, VFOIA allows the City to “make reasonable charges for its actual cost incurred in accessing,
   duplicating, supplying, or searching for the requested records.” Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3704(F). Because the
   City may incur significant costs in responding to freedom of information requests, VFOIA representatives,
   in responding to a request, shall charge the requester for the response pursuant to the following guidelines:


    1.   Records Available on Internet or at Library - Upon receiving a request, the VFOIA representative shall
         determine if the information is already available to the public on the Internet or at a public library. If so,
         the VFOIA representative shall contact the requester by the fastest means possible and inform him that
         the information is available free of charge on the Internet or at a public library. Should the requester
         decide to seek the records on the Internet or at a public library, the VFOIA representative shall send a
         letter to the requester confirming the requester’s decision.

    2.   Cost Estimate - If the requested records are not publicly available on the Internet or at a public library,
         the VFOIA representative shall estimate the cost of complying with the request. Such estimate shall
         include the following elements where implicated in the response to the request:

         a.   The actual cost of time spent by City employees in searching for, gathering, or redacting records in
              response to a request. The VFOIA representative shall use the lowest-paid employee capable of
              performing these tasks. For each employee, this cost shall be the hourly rate of the employee (not
              including benefits or other overhead costs for that employee) multiplied by the number of hours
              that employee spends performing tasks in response to that VFOIA request.

              (Generally, a requester cannot be charged for an employee’s time spent sitting with or supervising
              the requester’s inspection of the records for security reasons. See 1989 Op. Att’y Gen. Va. 12.)

         b.   The actual cost of duplication.

         c.   The actual cost of mailing or delivering. This cost shall be the amount expended by the City
              in mailing or otherwise delivering the records to the requester. (This charge shall not apply
              where the requester comes and picks up the records.)

    3.   Communication of Estimate to Requester - The VFOIA representative shall communicate the estimate
         to the requester by the fastest means possible.

         a.   If the estimated cost of fulfilling the request is less than or equal to two hundred dollars ($200.00),
              the VFOIA representative shall inform the requester that payment is due upon delivery of the
              response to the request.
                                      Administrative Regulations
                                        Office of the Mayor
                      Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                        A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 7
           Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004

     b.   If the estimated cost of fulfilling the request is greater than two hundred dollars ($200.00), the
          VFOIA representative shall inform the requester in writing that, as authorized by Section 2.2-
          3704(F) of the Code of Virginia, (i) the City will not continue to process the request until it has
          received a deposit in the amount of the estimate from the requester, (ii) the City will credit the
          deposit towards the final cost of supplying the requested records, and (iii) that the statutory period
          within which the City must respond will be delayed until the City receives the deposit.

4.   Invoice of Costs - Upon the completion of the work and duplicating necessary to fulfill a request, the
     VFOIA representative shall prepare an invoice of the costs. Such invoice shall include all of the
     applicable elements listed in III (E)(2) above and shall be in a form approved by the Chief
     Administrative Officer or his designee. The VFOIA representative shall see that the invoice is
     presented to the requester along with the records responding to his request.

5.   Intergovernmental Waiver of Costs - The costs associated with responding to VFOIA requests from
     governmental entities shall be waived whenever such an entity extends the City reciprocity regarding
     cost waiver. Costs associated with VFOIA requests from all other governmental entities may be waived
     at the discretion of the Agency Head. In all cases where costs are waived, an invoice shall be prepared
     for the purposes of record keeping.

6.   Collection of Charges from Requester

              a.   If the requester has made a deposit pursuant to III (E)(3)(b) above, such deposit shall be
                   credited against the invoiced cost. If the deposit is insufficient to cover the invoiced cost,
                   the VFOIA representative shall collect the remainder pursuant to III (E)(6)(b) and (c)
                   below. If any portion of the deposit remains after credited against the invoiced cost, the
                   VFOIA representative shall return such portion to the requester with the response to the
                   request.

              b.   If the requester appears in person either to inspect the requested records or to pick up
                   copies thereof, the VFOIA representative shall collect the charge for the request before
                   providing the requester with access to or copies of the records.

              c.   If the requester requests delivery by mail or electronic mail, the invoice provided with the
                   City’s response to the request shall state that the requester has ten (10) calendar days to
                   pay the City the invoiced amount and that the City reserves the right to impose an interest
                   charge of nine percent (9%) per annum and to pursue its standard collection procedures for
                   delinquent accounts after thirty (30) calendar days.

              d.   Pursuant to Section 2.2-3704 (I) of the Code of Virginia, before processing a request for
                   records, the City may require the requestor to pay any amounts owed for previous requests
                   for records that remain unpaid 30 days or more after billing.

     7.   Charging under Special Circumstances. When a requester requests the reproduction of
          topographical maps or the production of records from the City’s Geographic Information System,
          the VFOIA representative, in responding to the request, shall follow the special guidelines set forth
          in Section 2.2-3704(F) of the Code of Virginia in charging for these types of records.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                                  A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 7
                     Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004

    F.   Record-Keeping

         Each agency shall track the costs in time and money incurred by the City in responding to freedom of
         information requests. VFOIA representatives shall keep a file containing a copy of the following for each
         freedom of information request in order to facilitate uniform data collection:


          1.   Intake Form - Most requesters make their request in writing, and this writing may serve as the intake
               form for the request. Some requesters request records in person at an agency’s offices. VFOIA
               representatives shall train City employees at the customer service level of their agency (i) to recognize
               that a person requesting to inspect or copy existing public records or requesting information contained
               in existing public records is making a freedom of information request and (ii) to ask that requester to fill
               out an intake form prepared by the agency in a form approved by the Chief Administrative Officer or
               his designee. City employees may not require requesters to fill out an intake form. If a requester
               declines to fill out an intake form or is making a request over the telephone, the City employee taking
               the request should fill out an intake form to create a written record of the request.

          2.   Estimate - VFOIA representatives shall make their estimate of the anticipated cost of responding to a
               freedom of information request in a form approved by the Chief Administrative Officer or his designee.
               The intake form may include space for the appropriate cost estimate information.

          3.   Communication with Requester - All communication with a requester concerning a request shall be in
               writing wherever possible. Should a City employee communicate orally with a requester, the City
               employee shall make a written note of the communication together with the date and time thereof.

          4.   Response to Request - All responses to a request shall be in writing and should be in the form of a letter.

          5.   Invoice - All responses to a request shall include an invoice as described in III (E)(4) above.

          6.   Payment Record - Receipts for payment by a requester should include amount due and amount paid.

          Each Agency Head shall file with the Director of Budget and Strategic Planning an annual report indicating
          the total cost in time and money incurred by that agency in responding to freedom of information requests
          no later than December 31 of each year. The Department of Budget and Strategic Planning shall conduct
          annual audits of freedom of information request files in order to gather Citywide data on the costs in time
          and money incurred by the City in responding to requests and shall present a report on such costs to the
          Chief Administrative Officer.

IV. AUTHORITY

     Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code Ann. §§ 2.2-3700—2.2-3714.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                               Title: VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY
                                 A.R. Number: 3.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 7
                    Supersedes: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Policy A.R.: 3.1 DATED: 9/1/2004


V.   REGULATION UPDATE

     The Office of the Mayor and the Office of the City Attorney shall be responsible for modifications to this
     Regulation.

                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
         Title: PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING THE PREPARATION OF AN ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION
                                  A.R. Number: 3.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
        Supersedes: Procedure for Requesting the Preparation of an Ordinance or Resolution A.R.: 3.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    PURPOSE

      To provide an organized and expeditious manner for submission of Ordinances and Resolutions to the Office of the
      Mayor and Office of the City Attorney and City Council. All legislation introduced to the City Council for adoption
      shall be accompanied by a fiscal impact statement.

      The fiscal impact statement shall be an assessment of the costs involved with the passage of such legislation, and
      shall include, but not be limited to, the projected number of departments, agencies and/or boards to which the
      legislation would apply; the identity of the departments, agencies and/or boards particularly affected by the
      legislation, the projected number of persons and employment positions to be affected by the legislation; the
      estimated fiscal impact on the City government, and sources of potential funds to implement and comply with
      such legislation.

II.   PROCEDURE

      When City Council action is desired, a request for Ordinance or Resolution (commonly known as an “O&R”) and a
      fiscal impact statement shall be completed. The department or agency shall coordinate with the Department of
      Budget and Strategic Planning to prepare the fiscal impact statement. The format of all O&Rs must be identical to
      the example in Attachment 1.

      A. Submittal Schedule. The O&R and a fiscal impact statement must be submitted by the close of business on
         Wednesday for a paper requested for introduction at the Council Meeting nineteen (19) days later. This lead
         time accomplishes several important objectives:

          For the O&R:

          1.   It allows time to schedule meetings to discuss individual papers before introduction;
          2.   It extends the internal review period;
          3.   It allows ample time to change the O&R to incorporate changes after internal review, but before
               introduction;
          4.   It allows thorough review time by affected agencies prior to the docket review (See Section VI); and
          5.   It allows the City Attorney adequate time to review all pertinent documents to approve as to legal form.

          For the Fiscal Impact Statement:

          1.   It ensures that all proposed legislation is necessary for the efficient and effective operations of City
               government and is responsive to the needs of the residents of the City of Richmond.
          2.   It facilitates the development of an official position on legislation before each Council meeting.
          3.   It ensures the appropriate consideration of the views of all affected department agencies and boards.
          4.   It clarifies the Administration’s position on particular legislation for the information of the City Council.
          5.   It allows for the assessment of fiscal and policy implications of proposed legislation.

          The result is the introduction of a paper with an O&R and fiscal impact statement attached that is ready for
          examination by the public and City Council.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
   Title: PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING THE PREPARATION OF AN ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION
                            A.R. Number: 3.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
  Supersedes: Procedure for Requesting the Preparation of an Ordinance or Resolution A.R.: 3.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

B. Submittal Distribution. An O&R and a fiscal impact statement should be sent directly to the Office of the
   Mayor. Upon review by the Office of the Mayor and the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning, both
   the O&R and the fiscal impact statement will be distributed to the following entities once signed by the
   Director or designee:

    1.   1 electronic copy to the Law Department;
    2.   1 copy to each affected agency; and
    3.   1 copy to the Chief Administrative Officer


C. Emergency Introduction. On occasion, agencies will need action on a paper in a shorter time than the preferred
   schedule. Below is the process for the emergency introduction of papers:

    1.   All papers and financial impact statements for emergency introduction will be brought to the Assistant
         to the Chief Administrative Officer for Council Relations for the Chief Administrative Officer’s
         signature. Provide the City Attorney’s Office with one copy of the O&R and inform the Executive
         Assistant that an “Emergency Introduction” request has been placed with the Assistant to the Chief
         Administrative Officer.

    2.   The Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer and the department representative will discuss why
         the paper warrants emergency introduction.

    3.   The Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer will ask the Chief Administrative Officer’s signature
         on papers only if one or more of the following conditions is/are met:

         a.   Postponing action would result in a substantial direct cost, revenue loss or liability to the City.
         b.   Postponing action threatens public safety.
         c.   Action is required for state/federal action on the same matter.
         d.   Action is requested by a member(s) of City Council by a certain date.
         e.   Statutory obligations require that the paper be considered by a certain date.
         f.   Postponing action would result in a confirmable and substantial direct cost or revenue loss to a
              petitioner.

    4.   The Chief Administrative Officer or designee will then evaluate the emergency and sign the O&R if he
         agrees that emergency introduction is appropriate.

    5.   The Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer will forward papers signed by the Chief
         Administrative Officer throughout the Chief Administrative Officer’s Office and directly to the City
         Attorney’s Office for emergency introduction. Papers not signed will be forwarded to the City
         Attorney’s Office for action under the normal schedule. The Assistant to the Chief Administrative
         Officer will notify the department of the Chief Administrative Officer’s decision.


D. Expedited Consideration. Expedited consideration is when a request is made that a resolution be introduced
   and voted on at the same time. (Ordinances may not be considered under Expedited Consideration). Any
   papers introduced for expedited consideration will be discussed at Docket Review, if available and during the
   agenda review portion of City Council’s informal meeting.
                                                   Administrative Regulations
                                                     Office of the Mayor
             Title: PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING THE PREPARATION OF AN ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION
                                      A.R. Number: 3.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
            Supersedes: Procedure for Requesting the Preparation of an Ordinance or Resolution A.R.: 3.2 DATED: 9/1/2000

       E. O&R Revisions. On occasion, O&Rs may need to be revised to clarify or add additional information. Once
          the new edition is complete, please distribute copies to all persons who received copies of the previous
          edition(s). The top right corner of the O&R should indicate the edition number as shown in the sample O&R
          attached.

              City Council along with the general public and media will read O&Rs; therefore, write them clearly and
              research them thoroughly. City Council docket packets are prepared immediately after papers are introduced
              so it is critical that final editions are completed prior to introduction.

       F.     Docket Review. Docket Review is held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. before each City Council meeting in the
              second floor large conference room. Departments with an ordinance or resolution for introduction, or items on
              the agenda, must have a representative at Docket Review to answer any questions. At Docket Review, the
              representative should be prepared to state who will be attending the Council meeting to speak to the agenda
              item; and if the introductory ordinance or resolution is recommended for the Consent Agenda or Regular
              Agenda.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Offices of the Mayor and the City Attorney shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.



                                                                APPROVED:




                                                                MAYOR
                                       ATTACHMENT 1 - SAMPLE O&R


DATE:                                                                      EDITION:             1
                                                                           Be sure to change this number when new
                                                                           editions are prepared.
TO:               The Honorable Members of City Council

THROUGH: L. Douglas Wilder, Mayor

THROUGH: William E. Harrell, Chief Administrative Officer

FROM:

RE:

ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION NO. This will be filled in at introduction.
______________________________________________________________________________
Purpose: A clear and concise statement describing what the paper does.

Reason: A clear and concise statement explaining why the paper is needed.

Recommendation: A clear and concise statement expressing the City Administration’s recommendation.

Background: A detailed history of the events, actions, and situations that led to the submittal of the proposed paper.
Assume the reader knows nothing about the subject and include all relevant information.

Fiscal Impact/Cost To City: The total estimated or actual cost of this paper to the City and specifically where this cost will
be incurred. This includes any required matching funds for grants to the City. If appropriate, costs should be itemized and
separated by each fiscal year(s) they impact. Also, attach any fiscal impact studies or costs analyses about the issue.
Remember, almost every action has a cost even if it is only staff time in preparing the O&R.

Fiscal Implications: Briefly describe how the adoption of this paper affects the fiscal status of the City; i.e. changes in debt
capacity; possible impact on bond rating; changes in revenue generating capability; long-term expenditure changes;
revenue/expenditure changes that will not affect the City immediately.

Budget Amendment Necessary: A brief explanation of why an amendment to an adopted budget ordinance may be
necessary if this ordinance or resolution is adopted.

Revenue To City: The total estimated or actual revenue to the City and the source (e.g. gift, grant, and appropriation) and
the destination by department (e.g. general fund, special fund, and utility fund). You must detail the revenues by fiscal year
and the amount each fund would be increased by this action

Desired Effective Date: If no specific date is required, then put, “Upon adoption.” If City Council action is required or
desired by a certain date, indicate that date and why it is important.

Requested Introduction Date: Specify the requested introduction date pursuant to the O&R Submittal Schedule.

City Council Public Hearing Date: Specify this date pursuant to the O&R Submittal Schedule.

Requested Agenda: Specify whether the proposed paper should be placed on the consent agenda or the regular agenda.
Items considered to be routine and non-controversial should be placed on the consent agenda. Items that might be of
general debate or public discussion should be placed on the regular agenda. If the proposed paper should be placed on the
regular agenda, specify the reason that it should be considered controversial.

Recommended Council Committee: Pursuant to the City Council’s Rules of Procedures, nearly all papers will be
referred to a Council Standing Committee for review prior to Council action. Specify here the Standing Committee to
which the Administration should recommend referral of the paper.
Consideration by other Governmental Entity or Entities: Some papers are also reviewed by the City Planning
Commission, Urban Design Committee, Commission on Architectural Review, Industrial Development Authority,
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority or other governmental entities. If review by a governmental entity other
than City Council is required, indicate the date that entity did or will consider this issue. Remember: The City Planning
Commission must consider all land use, zoning, capital budget, right-of-way (street and alley) closings, and real estate
acquisitions, surplus declarations, and sales.

Affected Agencies: List all agencies that are affected by this paper and ensure that their agency heads and other key staff
receive copies of the O&R request and financial impact statement. If you are not sure if an agency is affected, err on the side
of listing that agency and providing it with a copy. Remember: Anything that appropriates, accepts, transfers, or allocates
money (no matter how little) affects the Departments of Budget and Strategic Planning and Finance.

Relationship to Existing Ordinance or Resolution: List any current or proposed ordinance, resolution or City Code
section related to the proposed paper. This relationship includes, but is not limited to, a similar paper adopted previously or a
companion paper on the docket. List these papers by their adopted numbers or section numbers and summarize them briefly.

Required Changes To Work Program(s): If the proposed paper requires any change to an agency’s work program, those
changes should be detailed in this item.

Attachments: If applicable, list and briefly describe the attachment(s). Please submit all attachments on 8.5”x11” paper for
reproduction in black and white.

Staff: Name, title, agency, and telephone number of the author of this O&R request and any other staff involved in the
project who can answer detailed questions.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                    Title: EMPLOYEE STATEMENTS CONCERNING CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY
                                 A.R. Number: 3.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
               Supersedes: Employee Statements Concerning Claims against the City A.R.: 3.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       To publish the City's policy relative to statements given by City employees to claimants' attorneys and investigators
       which may be harmful to the City's interests in the event a claim is made against the City, and in which the
       employee is not the claimant.

II.    POLICY

       All City employees should be advised that unless expressly authorized, no employee is to make a statement,
       however trivial, concerning facts relating to any claim against the City. In all cases, the employee should advise
       any inquirer that all matters concerning claims must be discussed with the Law Department.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       All department and agency directors are responsible for advising their employees of this regulation.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Office of the City Attorney shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.




                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                   Administrative Regulations
                                                     Office of the Mayor
       Title: ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES AND SYSTEMS FOR HANDLING PERFORMANCE AND MISCONDUCT ISSUES
                                A.R. Number: 3.4 Effective Date: 9/1/2000 Page: 1 of 1
                                      Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A

I.        PURPOSE

          The purpose of this policy is to provide management with guidelines for developing alternative solutions to
          problems of misconduct and performance.

II.       PROCEDURE

          A. In addition to the traditional disciplinary policies outlined in Section V of the Personnel Rules for the
             Classified Service, the Chief Administrative Officer or designee may develop alternative strategies and
             systems for dealing with misconduct and marginal performance issues. These strategies and systems may
             include, but are not limited to formal coaching, prevention efforts, peer mentoring programs, team and
             individual performance improvement contracts, negotiated amicable departure and severance pay
             agreements.

          B.   The Chief Administrative Officer or designee may negotiate severance pay and amicable departure
               agreements with classified or unclassified employees when such is determined to be in the best interest of
               the City. Written agreements shall be coordinated with the Office of City Attorney prior to final signature
               and implementation. The Chief Administrative Officer shall review and approve all agreements.

          C. The decision to employ an alternative strategy or deal with problems outside the traditional performance
             management and disciplinary systems must be made on a case-by-case basis. Often, the costs of dealing
             with problems in the context of traditional disciplinary processes, the grievance procedure, and the courts,
             exceed those involved in alternative solutions. In all cases, the City’s guiding principles shall be to develop
             solutions to problems which serve the public interest, create fair and relevant consequences, and are most
             likely to solve problems in the least negative and most cost effective manner.

III.      DEFINITIONS

          Amicable Departure         Alternative employment termination agreement made between the City and the
                                     employee as a result of misconduct or performance issues.

          Severance Pay              A mutually agreed upon financial settlement between the employee and the City as a
                                     condition of an employment separation agreement.

IV.       AUTHORITY

          Ordinance #99-155-124, adopted May 10, 1999.

V.        REGULATION UPDATE

          The Office of the Mayor shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.


                                                                APPROVED:




                                                                MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                    Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
                                    A.R. Number: 4.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                         Supersedes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) A.R.: 4.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       The City of Richmond as an employer has a responsibility to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated
       fairly in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of the City of Richmond to provide a workplace free from
       unlawful discrimination in which all applicants and employees have equal opportunity in all areas of employment.
       To this end, it is the policy of the City to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The sole
       purpose of this regulation is to conform to the ADA requirements and nothing herein should be construed as
       establishing any rights that are greater than those established by the Act. If this policy or portion thereof is at
       variance with the Federal Regulations, Federal Regulations shall prevail.

II.    POLICY

       The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive law enacted by Congress in l990 to create broad
       based protection for a person with a disability with respect to employment, access to public services/programs and
       places of public accommodation. The ADA is composed of the following sections:

                Title I - Employment                           (effective 7-26-92)
                Title II - Public Services                     (effective l-26-92)
                Title III - Public Accommodations              (effective 1-26-93)
                Title IV - Telecommunications                  (effective 1-26-92)
                Title V - Miscellaneous                        (effective 1-26-92)

       This Administrative Policy is intended to outline rights and responsibilities for all City employees and management
       officials with respect to Title I.

       Title I prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment including
       but not limited to:

       a.   Recruitment, interviewing, and job applications;
       b.   Hiring, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, right of return from layoff and re-hiring;
       c.   Rates of pay and any form of compensation or change in compensation;
       d.   Job assignment and job classifications;
       e.   Organizational structure, position descriptions and lines of progression;
       f.   Any type of leave;
       g.   Benefits;
       h.   Selection and financial support for training, including: apprenticeships, professional meetings, conferences and
            other related activities, and selection for leaves of absence to pursue training;
       i.   Activities sponsored by a covered entity, including social and recreational programs;
       j.   Medical examinations; and
       k.   Any other terms, condition or privilege of employment.

III.   PROCEDURES

       A. Reasonable Accommodation

            Whenever an applicant expresses the need for reasonable accommodation as part of the recruitment/hiring
            process, it is the responsibility of the agency that is hiring for the position to identify and make a reasonable
            accommodation for the applicant, if possible. An accommodation is not considered reasonable if it interferes
            with effective performance of the essential job functions. Requests for accommodation, if reasonable, should in
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
                            Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
                            A.R. Number: 4.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                 Supersedes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) A.R.: 4.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

   not jeopardize an applicant's consideration for a position. If an applicant feels the hiring agency did not make
   reasonable accommodation he should notify the Department of Human Resources in writing so that the situation
   can be investigated. The applicant may be asked whether he or she can perform particular job functions but the
   hiring agency may not make a pre-employment inquiry on an application form or in an interview as to whether,
   or to what extent, an individual is disabled. If the applicant has a disability known to the hiring agency, the
   applicant may be asked how he or she can perform because of the disability, and whether an accommodation
   would be needed.

   Whenever an employee cannot perform the essential job functions for his/her position due to physical
   or mental impairment, the agency shall notify the Department of Human Resources immediately. The situation
   will be reviewed by the Supervisor, Agency Human Resources (HR) Liaison and Agency Director to determine
   whether accommodations can be made.

   The agency may consider employee preference in making an accommodation unless such accommodation is
   determined to be unreasonable, interferes with performance of essential job functions or imposes undue hardship.
   The employee will be expected to provide medical documentation for the disability at his/her own expense and
   shall be required to undergo a fitness for duty exam through the City's Medical Services Provider.

   Steps in Evaluating an Accommodation Request

    1.   The City's Medical Services Provider is given information on the job duties (in the form of the classification
         specification for the job, list of essential job functions, performance standards and other pertinent
         information). A medical evaluation is conducted by the City’s Medical Services Provider.
    2.   The Agency HR Liaison, the Human Resources Representative and the supervisor meet with the employee
         to discuss the request. If necessary, representatives from appropriate resource groups for the disabled will
         be brought in to provide assistance.
    3.   The Agency HR Liaison will prepare a written recommendation to the Department of Human Resources.

   If the determination is made that the employee has a disability as defined by the ADA, cannot perform the
   essential job functions for his position and cannot be reasonably accommodated in his/her position, the
   Department of Human Resources will conduct a search for another position in accordance with the City's
   disability placement process. If no suitable position is available, the Appointing Authority is responsible for
   initiating disability placement/separation procedures (Personnel Rules 5.10, Section C).

B. Medical Examination

    A job offer may be conditioned on the results of a medical examination, provided that the examination is
    required for all entering employees in the same job category regardless of disability, and that information
    obtained is handled according to confidentiality requirements specified in the ADA. All medical examinations
    and inquiries must be job related and necessary for the conduct of the City’s business. A test for illegal drugs is
    not considered a medical examination under the ADA.

C. Complaint Process

    Applicant/Employee

    If an employee or an applicant feels they have been discriminated against under the provisions of ADA, he/she
    should contact the Department of Human Resources so that the complaint can be investigated. Written
    documentation may be required. The Department of Human Resources, the agency, and the Office of the City
    Attorney will review the alleged violation to determine if the alleged violation was a violation and what action
    can be taken to resolve the situation. A tenured classified City employee may also file a complaint using the
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
                                  A.R. Number: 4.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                       Supersedes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) A.R.: 4.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

          City's Grievance and Appeal Procedure. All employees may file a complaint with the Personnel Board pursuant
          to the Board’s Investigative Procedures.

      Citizen

      If a citizen feels that he or she has been denied equal access to City services or programs, under the provisions of the ADA
      he or she may submit a complaint to the Citizen’s Assistance Office.

IV.   RESPONSIBILITY

      A. Department/Agency Director

          All Department/Agency Directors are responsible for providing a work environment where disabled employees
          and applicants are treated fairly and consistently in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. Each
          Department/Agency Director will be responsible for appointing an HR Liaison who will assure that ADA
          compliance is monitored within their respective agency.

      B. Supervisors/Managers

          Supervisors and Managers have the following responsibilities:
          1. To identify essential functions for each position under his/her supervision.
          2. To evaluate and respond to requests for reasonable accommodation from employees and/or applicants.
          3. To monitor the work environment in their organization for compliance with the ADA and to keep the
              Agency HR Liaison and the Department of Human Resources advised of issues that arise.

      C. Employees

          Each employee of the City of Richmond is responsible for providing quality service to all citizens and being
          sensitive to the needs of disabled members of the public and co-workers. If an employee becomes disabled and
          needs reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of his position, he must notify his
          supervisor of such disability, the accommodation that is needed and provide supporting medical documentation.

      D. Department of Human Resources

          The Department of Human Resources (HR) has overall responsibility for assuring that the City of Richmond is
          in compliance with Title I of the ADA. Human Resources is also responsible for providing information on the
          ADA to the work force, monitoring reasonable accommodation efforts and investigating complaints concerning
          the employment provisions of the ADA.

      E. Agency HR Liaisons

          Each department/agency director will appoint an HR Liaison who will act as a coordinator to monitor ADA
          compliance and to be the main contact/liaison with the Department of Human Resources on ADA matters.
          These coordinators will be responsible for:
          1. Enforcing agency polices and initiatives related to ADA on behalf of the director/agency director.
          2. Communicating information on ADA.
          3. Preparing a self-evaluation plan of the services, activities and practices of their agency.
          4. Preparing a transition plan for the agency (including responses to facilities review).
          5. Incorporating ADA needs into the agency budget.
          6. Assisting the Department of HR in monitoring ADA compliance.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
                                  A.R. Number: 4.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                       Supersedes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) A.R.: 4.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

         These duties will be incorporated into the coordinator's performance plan.

V.   DEFINITIONS

     Direct Threat - a significant risk to the health or safety of the individual or others, which cannot be eliminated by
     reasonable accommodation.

     Essential Job Functions: The fundamental duties of a position held or desired. A job function is essential if:
     1. The employer actually requires employees in the position to perform it, and
     2. Removing the function would fundamentally alter the position, which generally depends upon:
         a. Whether the position exists to perform the function,
         b. The number of employees available to perform the function, and
         c. The degree of expertise or skill required.

     Person with Disability: Any person who has or who acquired a physical or mental impairment, or who has a record
     of such an impairment or who is regarded as having an impairment which limits one or more major life activities,
     such as self care, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and working.

     Physical Impairment: Any physiological disorder, or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss
     affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory
     (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genito-urinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin and
     endocrine.

     Mental Impairment: Any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome,
     emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.

     Qualified Individuals: A person who possesses the required experience, education and/or training for the position
     and who with or without reasonable accommodation can perform the essential job functions.

     Reasonable Accommodation: Adjustments made for the known disability of an employee or applicant by
     structuring the job or the work environment in a manner that will enable the person with a disability to perform the
     essential functions of a job. Reasonable accommodation includes, but is not limited to, modifying written or oral
     examinations; making facilities accessible; adjusting work schedules; restructuring jobs; providing assertive devices;
     and providing interpreters to the deaf or readers for the blind or learning disabled.

     Self-Evaluation: A process of reviewing all areas of employment and services to determine what modifications are
     needed to ensure ADA compliance.

     Transition Plan: The plan for achieving ADA compliance in program areas.

     Undue Hardship: An accommodation would be unduly costly, extensive, substantial, disruptive, or would
     fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the business.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
                                 A.R. Number: 4.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                       Supersedes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) A.R.: 4.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

VI.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.

                                                          APPROVED:




                                                          MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                              Title: DISABILITY PROCEDURES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                                  Supersedes: Disability Procedures A.R.: 4.2 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     PURPOSE

       The City’s policy on disability focuses on employee abilities in an effort to provide employees with an
       opportunity to continue employment whenever possible. These guidelines provide an overview of the disability
       placement process, and included are procedures for initial disability claims and applying for disability retirement.
       Agencies are encouraged to be actively involved in adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
       These guidelines are not intended to confer on employees greater rights to which they are entitled under the
       Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should any provision of this
       regulation conflict with these state and federal laws or regulations the state and federal law, as appropriate, shall
       prevail.

II.    POLICY

       A. The disability placement/separation process, as defined in Personnel Rule 5.10(C), allows an employee,
          upon certified medical examination, to be placed in a position to accommodate his disability or be separated
          from City service for a determined disability.

       B. The Richmond Retirement System offers two types of disability retirement:

           Ordinary (Non-Job Related) Disability

           This disability retirement results from the inability to work due to an injury or illness that is not job-related.
           The employee must have five years of creditable service and the System’s medical examiners must certify
           that the employee is completely and permanently incapacitated from performing any duties with the City.

           Compensable (Job-Related) Disability

           This disability retirement results from the inability to work due to an injury or illness that is job-related. The
           employee’s disability must be compensable under the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Act and the
           System’s medical examiners must certify that the employee is completely and permanently incapacitated
           from performing any duties with the City. For firefighters, the disability may be the result of respiratory
           disease, hypertension or heart disease. For police officers, the disability may be the result of hypertension
           or heart disease.

       C. Americans with Disabilities Act (Title I-V, as amended/1992)

           Qualified employees are those who satisfy the skill, experience and education requirements of an
           employment position and who, with or without reasonable accommodation, have the abilities to perform
           the essential functions of such position without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of
           themselves or others.

III.   DEFINITIONS

       ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act: Federal mandate for employers to make reasonable workplace
       accommodations for qualified disabled persons.

       HR Liaison - Agency representative who collaborates with supervisors and employees to evaluate and
       recommend workplace accommodations.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                              Title: DISABILITY PROCEDURES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                                  Supersedes: Disability Procedures A.R.: 4.2 DATED: 9/1/2004

      Medical Examiners - Physicians approved by the Richmond Retirement System’s Board of Trustees who
      provide written evaluations of an employee’s medical limitations to the Retirement Board.

      Medical Examination Report to Employer (MERE) - Medical Examination Report to Employer. Generated
      by the medical provider at Employment Medical Services identifying the extent of the employee's medical
      limitations.

      Mere Supplement - Medical Examination Report to Employer Supplement form. Generated by the medical
      provider to provide additional medical information when the employee is not qualified to perform any work at
      the time of the report.

      Medical Services Provider - Employment Medical review office under contract with the City to provide
      medical services to City employees and job applicants.

      WC TPA – City’s Third Party Administrator for Workers’ Compensation claims.

IV.   PROCEDURE

      A. Initial Disability Claim

          Purpose: To conduct an initial medical examination of an employee's disability status and to certify
          continued employment.

          1.   Initial Medical Determination: Non-Service Related

               a.   The employee notifies his or her supervisor or their disability. The supervisor notifies the agency’s HR
                    Liaison, who acts as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator, of the employee’s
                    disability. The HR Liaison partners with the Department of Human Resources (HR) to schedule the
                    employee for a medical examination. The employee is referred to the City's employee medical
                    provider, by the HR Liaison.

               b.   The medical provider conducts an examination and reports medical findings to the HR Liaison. The
                    HR Liaison notifies the Department of Human Resources with a copy of the medical report. If the
                    report indicates the employee can perform current and essential job duties with or without restrictions,
                    the Appointing Authority with the HR Liaison arranges job accommodation or placement within the
                    agency. Human Resources are contacted for assistance as needed. The Appointing Authority notifies
                    the employee and Human Resources in writing of placement action within sixty (60) days.

          2.   Initial Medical Determination: Service-Related

               a.   The employee reports the injury. The Supervisor completes the Employer’s First Report of Accident
                    form (plus appropriate supplements) and submits the form to the City’s Safety Officer. If the injury is
                    serious and considered an emergency, the employee may be taken to the nearest hospital. Once the
                    injury has stabilized, the employee must be referred to the City’s panel of physicians by the agency. If
                    not an emergency, the employee is referred directly to the City’s panel of physicians. A physician in
                    the panel group becomes the employee’s treating physician under Workers’ Compensation. If the
                    employee selects a physician outside of the panel, the employee bears all costs.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                        Title: DISABILITY PROCEDURES
                              A.R. Number: 4.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                            Supersedes: Disability Procedures A.R.: 4.2 DATED: 9/1/2004

         b.   The panel physician, selected by the employee, conducts an examination of the work-related injury.
              Medical results are reported on the Authorization for Medical Treatment form, with copies to the
              employee for the agency and to the City’s third party claims administrator.

    3.   Job Placement: Service Related and Non-Service Related

              a.   If the employee is medically returned to work and can perform in another job, with or without
                   restrictions, the Appointing Authority initiates job placement efforts within the agency for sixty
                   (60) days.

              b.   If the Appointing Authority determines that the employee cannot be placed within the agency, the
                   employee is referred to Human Resources for employment alternatives elsewhere within the City.
                   Human Resources will notify employee and the Appointing Authority of findings in writing within
                   ninety (90) days. If no appropriate employment alternatives exist, the Appointing Authority is
                   responsible for taking the appropriate action pursuant to this policy.

              c.   If the employee is totally and permanently incapacitated and cannot perform the essential duties,
                   the Appointing Authority ensures that the employee is either referred to Richmond Retirement
                   System (RRS) or separated as appropriate.

B. Disability Re-Examination Claim

    Purpose: To conduct an annual medical re-examination of the retiree's ability to return to employment
    during the first and second years of disability. After three or more years of receiving disability retirement,
    the employee is no longer subject to re-examination requirements.

    1.   Medical Re-examination

         RRS notifies the disabled retiree of re-examination and schedules an appointment for a medical
         examination with an approved Medical Examiner. If the retiree’s condition is unchanged or has
         deteriorated, RRS notifies the retiree of continuance of disability retirement benefits. If the
         Medical Examiner determines that the disability retiree is capable of performing in a position other
         than that of the retiree’s last position, the Board shall refer him/her to HR for possible job
         placement in a position for which he/she qualifies.

    2. Job Placement

              a.   If the retiree can return to work with or without restrictions, RRS makes a referral to HR.
                   Upon receipt of the medical report, HR conducts a review and initiates job
                   search/placement efforts. Human Resources will notify the retiree of action in writing
                   within forty-five (45) calendar days.

              b.   If it is determined that the retiree cannot be placed, Human Resources considers
                   accommodations and alternatives within the City HR notifies the employee, RRS, and the
                   Appointing Authority of recommendations within sixty (60) days.
                                      Administrative Regulations
                                        Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: DISABILITY PROCEDURES
                         A.R. Number: 4.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                       Supersedes: Disability Procedures A.R.: 4.2 DATED: 9/1/2004

3.   Impact on Pay

         a.   Retirement - If a member, who retired on a job-related (compensable) disability, is
              determined by the medical examiners to be capable of performing the duties of a position
              other than that of the last position for which the person is qualified, by education, training,
              or experience, the Board shall refer the retiree to the Director of HR for job placement.
              When assigned, the retiree should be compensated as follows:

              1. The wages should be at least one hundred percent of the retiree’s last salary, including
                 any cost-of-living adjustments and equity increases, through a combination of salary
                 and RRS benefits.
              2. For a member who retired on a non-job-related (ordinary) disability, wages should be
                 at least eighty percent of the retiree’s last salary, based on a combination of salary and
                 RRS benefits.

         b.   If an employee is placed in his same position and class, pay remains at the same salary
              held prior to the disability retirement. If an employee is placed in a different but lateral
              position and class, pay remains at the same salary held prior to the disability. If the
              employee is placed in a different but lower position, pay is adjusted to the same salary in
              the new range or the maximum of the new range, whichever is higher.

         c.   Under Workers’ Compensation, employees who incur qualified disabilities shall have the
              same pay rights as all other employees, except that injured employees returning to
              restricted or less than normal work hours, may receive workers’ compensation indemnity
              benefits (injury leave supplement) for the hours not worked as provided by State law.

4.   Impact on Retirement

     If a general employee is placed in another position with the City under these procedures, all retirement
     benefits (other than salary) shall be calculated as if the employee were still in the position from which
     he initially became disabled. Fire and Police personnel that are placed in a non-Fire or non-Police
     position shall have retirement benefits calculated at the rate of general employees except such
     employees shall receive an additional credit of one fourth (1/4) year for each of twelve (12) months of
     Fire/Police service.

5.   Impact on Refusals

     If during any placement process, an employee refuses the placement offered, the employee shall be
     separated from City service in accordance with Personnel Rules. If separation from City service
     occurs, the employee must be given a minimum of twenty-one (21) calendar day’s notice.

     The failure or refusal of the member, within fourteen (14) calendar days, to accept any position offered
     for which the wages are as stated in section 3 above, shall result in the member being deemed ineligible
     for any disability retirement benefits.
                                            Administrative Regulations
                                              Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: DISABILITY PROCEDURES
                                A.R. Number: 4.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                              Supersedes: Disability Procedures A.R.: 4.2 DATED: 9/1/2004




V.   REGULATION UPDATE

     The Office of the Mayor and the Departments’ of Human Resources and Retirement shall be responsible for
     modifications to this Policy.

                                                        APPROVED:




                                                        MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                      Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                                  A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 10
                          Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    PURPOSE

      The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to twelve (12) weeks or 480 work hours of job-protected
      leave for the care and treatment of a serious health condition incurred by the employee, the employee’s
      immediate family member or for the birth/adoption of a child. This Act is enforced by the U. S. Department of
      Labor, and sets forth specific responsibilities for employers. The City’s FMLA policy provides for twelve weeks
      (480 work hours) of FMLA leave per calendar year (January 1 – December 31) for eligible employees. This
      leave may be taken all at once, or used intermittently. Intermittent leave may include a reduced work schedule or
      separate blocks of time due to a single qualifying reason.

      If this policy or a portion thereof, is at variance with Federal Regulations, federal regulations shall prevail.

II.   PROCEDURE

      A. Eligibility for FMLA:

          1.   Employee eligibility for FMLA is determined by the following:

               a.   Must be employed with the City of Richmond for at least twelve (12) months (need not be
                    consecutive).
               b.   Worked a minimum of 1250 hours during the twelve (12) month period preceding the
                    commencement of leave.

               For the purpose of determining whether an employee meets the hours of service requirement, the legal
               standards established under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) shall apply. Therefore, all hours
               which the City permits the employee to work are counted towards the total hours worked. Vacation,
               sick, holiday, or any other form of leave hours will not count towards the total hours worked.

          2.   Spouses who work for the City

               Where two City employees eligible for leave under this section are married to each other, their
               eligibility for FMLA will involve a combined total of twelve (12) weeks or 480 work hours for the
               following leave purposes:

               a.   The care of a parent with a serious health condition
               b.   For the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child

               Where each spouse uses a portion of the total twelve (12) week entitlement for the situations described,
               each spouse would remain entitled to the difference between the amount he or she has taken
               individually and twelve (12) weeks for a purpose other than the care of a parent or the birth, adoption or
               foster care placement of a child.

          3.   Secondary Employment

               While on an approved FMLA leave, City employees may not continue to report for duty or perform
               activities associated with secondary employment during the period of leave. Employees found to
               engage in such activities may be considered as absent without leave and subject to disciplinary action.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                             A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 10
                     Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

B. Serious Health Condition

    For purposes of FMLA, a serious health condition means an illness, injury, impairment, physical or mental
    condition that involves:

    1.   Inpatient Care/Overnight Stay in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility. This includes
         any period of incapacity or any subsequent treatment in connection with such inpatient care.

    2.   Continuing Treatment by a Health Care Provider. This includes:
         a. A period of incapacity of more than three (3) consecutive calendar days, and any subsequent
             treatment or period of incapacity relating to the same condition that also involves:

              i.    Treatment two or more times by a health care provider
              ii.   Treatment by a health care provider on at least one occasion which results in a regimen of
                    continuing treatment under the supervision of the health care provider

         b.   Any period of incapacity due to pregnancy or for prenatal care
         c.   Any period of incapacity or treatment for such incapacity due to a chronic serious health condition.
              A chronic serious health condition requires periodic visits to a health care provider, and continues
              over an extended period of time (including recurring episodes of a single underlying condition), and
              may cause episodic rather than a continuing period of incapacity. Examples of chronic conditions
              include asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, etc.
         d.   A period of incapacity which is permanent or long-term due to a condition for which treatment may
              not be effective. Examples include Alzheimer’s, a severe stroke, or the terminal stages of a disease.
         e.   Any period of absence to receive multiple treatments (including any recovery there from) by a
              health care provider, either for restorative surgery after an accident or other injury, or for a
              condition that would likely result in a period of incapacity of more than three consecutive calendar
              days in the absence of medical intervention or treatment. Examples include chemotherapy or
              radiation treatments for cancer, physical therapy for severe arthritis, dialysis for kidney disease, etc.

C. Treatment

    Treatment includes medical examinations to determine if a serious health condition exists and to evaluate the
    condition. Treatment does not include routine physical examinations, eye examinations, or dental
    examinations. A regimen of continuing treatment that involves taking over-the-counter medications
    (aspirin, antihistamines, etc.) or self-treating practices such as bed rest, drinking fluids, exercise, etc. is not
    sufficient to constitute a regimen of continuing treatment for the purpose of FMLA leave.

D. Non-Qualified Conditions

    Ordinarily, unless complications arise, the common cold, the flu, ear aches, upset stomach, minor ulcers,
    headaches (other than migraine), routine dental or orthodontia problems, periodontal disease, etc., are all
    examples of conditions that do not meet the definition of a serious health condition and do not qualify for
    FMLA leave.

    Treatment for substance abuse may be a serious health condition. However, FMLA leave may only be taken
    to participate in treatment for substance abuse by a health care provider or by a provider of health care
    services on referral by a health care provider. Absence due to the employee’s abuse of the substance, rather
    than for treatment, does not qualify for FMLA leave.
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                              Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                          A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 10
                  Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

    Cosmetic treatments are not considered a serious health condition unless inpatient hospital care is required,
    or unless complications develop. Restorative dental or plastic surgeries after an injury or removal of
    cancerous growths are serious health conditions provided all the other conditions of FMLA leave are met.

E. Medical Certifications

   Whenever an employee formally requests leave to care for him/herself or an immediate family member, the
   City will require a medical certification issued by the health care provider of the eligible employee or of the
   immediate family member, as appropriate which shall be limited to the condition that forms the basis for the
   employee’s request for FMLA leave. Such certification shall be provided no later than 20 calendar days on
   the form provided by the City and shall include the required information as provided in this Regulation.
   (Failure to provide the certification may result in a denial of leave pursuant to this regulation.)

   1.   Information Required

            a.   The date on which the serious health condition commenced or will commence.
            b.   The appropriate medical facts within the knowledge of the health care provider that support the
                 identification of the serious medical condition.
            c.   The probable duration of the condition.
            d.    (i) For purposes of leave for an immediate family member, a statement that the employee is
                 needed to care for the person, an estimate of the amount of time that such employee is needed
                 to care for the person.
                 (ii) For purposes of leave for the serious health condition of the employee, a statement that the
                 employee is unable to perform the functions of the position held by the employee.
            e.   In the case of intermittent leave, or leave on a reduced work schedule, for planned medical
                 treatment, the dates on which such treatment is expected to be given and the duration of such
                 treatment.
            f.   In the case of intermittent leave, or leave on a reduced work schedule for the serious health
                 condition of the employee, a statement of the medical necessity for the intermittent leave or
                 reduced work schedule and the expected duration of the intermittent leave or reduced work
                 schedule.
            g.   In the case of intermittent leave, or leave on reduced work schedule for the serious health
                 condition of an immediate family member, a statement that the employee’s intermittent leave
                 or reduced work schedule is necessary for the care of the family member, or will assist in
                 his/her recovery, and the expected duration and schedule of the intermittent leave or reduced
                 work schedule.
            h.   The healthcare provider’s original signature.

   2.   Validation of Medical Certification

        In any case where the City wishes to validate the medical certification provided by the employee for the use
        of FMLA leave, the City may require the eligible employee obtain the opinion of a second health care
        provider designated or approved by the City, at the City’s expense. Typically, this would be conducted
        through the City’s Employee Medical Services provider. If there is a conflict between the first and second
        health care provider opinions, the City may require, at its expense, the employee to obtain the opinion of a
        third health care provider jointly approved by the City and the eligible employee. The opinion of the third
        health care provider shall be considered to be final and binding.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                            A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 10
                    Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

F.   Re-certification Requirements for Continued Absence

     The City shall require the eligible employee to obtain subsequent re-certification every thirty (30) calendar days.
     The certification shall state that the employee’s serious health condition continues to prevent the employee from
     performing the functions of the job and the expected duration of the condition; or it shall state the employee is
     needed to continue care for the immediate family member who has a serious health condition and the expected
     duration of said requirement.

G. Contact with the Employee’s Health Care Provider

     The City shall not contact the employee’s doctor for further information since such contact is illegal under
     the FMLA. If the completed certification form shows the employee is entitled to FMLA and the City is not
     satisfied, the only option is to obtain a second opinion, and if necessary, a third opinion as stated in Section
     E-2 of this regulation.

H. Pay Status during FMLA Leave

     1.   Use of Sick or Vacation Leave

          FMLA leave may be paid or unpaid. If vacation or sick leave accruals are available, the employee’s
          FMLA leave shall be paid leave. However, if the employee’s vacation and sick accruals are exhausted,
          the leave requested shall be unpaid. Regardless of the pay status, eligible employees are entitled to a
          total of twelve (12) weeks or 480 work hours per calendar year of FMLA leave. City policy requires
          that employees must use existing compensatory leave and/or shared leave donations before being placed
          in a leave without pay status.

          One concern regarding FMLA involves the “stacking” of leave. This involves allowing an employee to
          exhaust all leave balances before designating continued leave as FMLA. Once an illness/injury has been
          confirmed as FMLA qualifying, all leave taken for the treatment or recuperation for that condition
          should be recorded and deducted from the 480 hours allowed within the calendar year.

     2.   Extended Leave Approval

          If, after completing the 480 hours of FMLA leave, an employee still has an accrued balance of sick or
          vacation leave, it is recommended that the Appointing Authority continue to approve such leave
          provided medical documentation is presented by the employee. However, once an employee has
          exhausted all leave balances and has used the 480 FMLA hours provided for that calendar year, it is at
          the discretion of the Appointing Authority to continue to approve leave without pay, provided such
          leave does not extend beyond twelve months. Please note that continued approval of leave without pay
          may extend into a new calendar year, thus providing the employee with an additional 480 hours (twelve
          weeks) of FMLA leave.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                             A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 10
                     Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.   Returning to Work from FMLA Leave

     1.   Rights on Returning to Work

          If an employee returns to duty on or before the expiration of available FMLA leave, he or she is entitled
          to be restored to the same job classification of employment held by the employee when the leave
          commenced; or restored to an equivalent job classification with equivalent benefits, pay, and all other
          terms and conditions of employment. If, however, an employee does not return prior to the expiration of
          FMLA leave, there is no guarantee of reinstatement.

     2.   Exhaustion of Family Medical Leave

          Employees who fail to return to work after exhausting all leave entitlement and/or who are medically
          released to return to work many be subject to separation from City service.

     3.   Essential Job Functions

          If the employee is unable to perform the essential job functions of the position because of a physical or
          mental condition, including the continuation of a serious health condition, the employee has no right to
          restoration under the FMLA. However, the employee may have rights for reasonable accommodation in
          accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Department of Human Resources is available
          for guidance in determining the most appropriate course of action for the employee’s return to duty.

     4.   Return to Work Medical Certification

          When an employee is returning to duty from a personal illness/injury covered under FMLA, the employee
          shall present a statement from the treating health care provider certifying the employee is medically able to
          return to work. Upon returning to work, but prior to performing duties, an employee returning from FMLA
          leave may be required to submit to an examination by the City’s Employee Medical Services provider.
          During the scheduled appointment, the employee must present a statement from the treating physician
          indicating any accommodation required for the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. The
          City’s medical evaluation will be job-related and applicable only to the condition associated with the FMLA
          leave.

J.   Benefits during Leave

     The taking of leave under this Regulation shall not result in the loss of any employment benefit accrued prior
     to the date on which the leave commenced, except paid leave taken under this Regulation.

     1.   Health, Life and Dental Insurance

          The City of Richmond will pay its share of the eligible employee’s existing health insurance coverage based
          upon its standard formula for paying any employees health premiums during the period of FMLA leave.
          This action is conditioned upon the employee’s returning to work for the City at the end of the leave period.

     2.   Employee Responsibilities

          The employee is responsible for paying his/her share of the premium costs for health, life, and dental
          coverage. In order for coverage to continue while the employee is on a leave without pay status,
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                              Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                          A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 10
                  Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

        payment arrangements must be established with the Department of Human Resources. The employee’s
        failure to pay his/her portion of the premiums will result in cancellation of coverage. The employee will
        have the option of continuing to pay the premiums for dependent’s health care coverage during the
        period of leave.

   3.   Failure to Return to Work

         If the employee fails to return to work at the end of the leave period, the City will recover from the
         employee the premiums that it paid for the employee’s health and life insurance during the period of
         leave. Except, the City will not recover the premiums from the employee if the employee fails to
         return to work because of the continuation, recurrence, or onset of the serious health condition which
         entitled the employee to the leave, or because of other factors beyond the employee’s control. Other
         factors beyond the employee’s control means that the employee is unable to return to work because he
         is disabled by serious health conditions or because he/she is needed to care for a seriously ill family
         member or because the employee’s circumstances suddenly and unexpectedly changed during the
         leave.

K. Designating Leave As FMLA

   Designating leave as FMLA-qualifying is the responsibility of the employer. Therefore, whenever an
   employee request leave due to a personal illness/injury or for the illness/injury of a family member (see
   attached definitions), or for the birth/adoption of a child, the employer must determine if the leave qualifies
   for job-protected leave under FMLA. Ideally, this determination should be made prior to the requested leave
   being taken. However, for those instances when the leave is unexpected and the employer does not learn of
   the reason for the leave until the employee returns to work, the employer has two (2) business days following
   the employee’s return to work to designate the leave as FMLA. A provisional designation of FMLA may be
   made subject to the receipt of the medical certification as provided by the employee’s medical provider.

   The individual responsible for approving leave requests will be accountable for following procedures
   outlined in the Regulation.

   1.   Procedure for Eligible Employee Requests for Leave

        Whenever an eligible employee requests paid leave or leave without pay for a medical purpose, the
        supervisor must determine if the leave is covered by FMLA. At the time a leave request form is presented
        for approval, or a verbal request for leave is made to the supervisor, the supervisor should:

        a.   Remind the employee of the Family Medical Leave Act and inquire if the employee believes the
             reason for the absence could qualify as a serious health condition.
        b.   If the employee indicates that the reason for the leave is due to a serious health condition, the
             supervisor must provide the employee with the FMLA Fact Sheet and the U.S. Department of
             Labor’s Certification of Health Care Provider form (Form WH-380). The medical certification
             must be completed by the treating physician/practitioner and returned to the supervisor. While
             waiting for the medical certification, the supervisor should issue a provisional designation of FMLA
             qualifications for the requested leave.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                            A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 10
                    Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

         c.   Upon receipt of the completed medical certification, the supervisor must provide the employee with
              written notification that the leave qualifies for FMLA and is considered job-protected leave. This
              written notification should be completed on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employer Response to
              Employee form (Form WH-381). Once the leave is determined to be FMLA qualifying, the
              completed Leave Request Form may be photocopied and returned to the employee. Please note:
              this action should occur within two business days of receiving the medical certification, as
              stipulated by FMLA regulations.
         d.   Deduct the approved FMLA hours from the 480 work hours allowed for the calendar year.
              Maintain a running balance of FMLA hours taken for the calendar year.
         e.   Because of the confidential nature of the medical certification, this document must not be stored in
              the usual files maintained by your department. Rather, this document must be maintained in a
              confidential medical record. The City’s Employee Medical Services provider maintains
              confidential medical records.
         f.   If the FMLA leave should continue for longer than thirty days, the employee is required to provide
              re-certification from the treating physician/practitioner. This recertification should be repeated
              every thirty days. For those instances when the leave requested is for pregnancy, chronic, or
              permanent/long-term conditions involving intermittent leave, the recertification may be requested
              no more than every thirty days and only in connection with an absence by the employee.
         g.   It is inappropriate for the supervisor to contact the treating physician for additional information.
              According to the FMLA, an employer who has reason to doubt the validity of a medical
              certification may require the employee to obtain a second opinion, and if necessary a third opinion,
              at the employer’s expense. Contact Human Resources to determine the appropriate course of
              action.

2.   Other Employment Benefits

     Vacation leave, sick leave, holiday pay, creditable service towards retirement, or other employment benefits will
     not accrue during any period of leave without pay.

3.   Denial of Leave

     Whenever a request for FMLA is denied, the denial and the reasons therefore must be in writing and a copy
     must be sent to the employee and placed in the employee’s official personnel file maintained by the
     Department of Human Resources.

     Any denial of FMLA is automatically eligible for review by the Department of Human Resources. The
     decision of the Department of Human Resources shall be final and binding.

4.   Employee Responsibilities

     All leave requests should be directed to the immediate supervisor. Whenever possible, employees should
     provide at least thirty (30) days advance notice of their needs for FMLA leave. If the thirty-day notice is not
     feasible, the request for leave should be presented to the immediate supervisor as quickly as possible.

     If an employee fails to cooperate with the procedures established within this regulation, the request for
     FMLA may be denied.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                                 A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 8 of 10
                         Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

       L. Recordkeeping

           All requests for leave (approved and denied) must be documented and filed in the employee’s personnel file
           maintained at the agency level. In accordance with law, medical certifications and any pertinent medical
           documentation must be kept in a separate confidential file and treated as confidential medical records.

III.   AUTHORITY

       Title 29, Part 825 of the Code of Federal Regulations – Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended.
       U.S. Department of Labor, W. H. Publication
       Section II (C) of the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act – 29 U.S.C. 201
       Americans with Disabilities Act – 42-U.S.C. - 12101

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       regulation.

                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                                   A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 9 of 10
                           Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

                                             ATTACHMENT A – DEFINITIONS

Calendar Year - The period beginning January 1st and ending December 31st of the same year.

Employment Benefits - All benefits provided or made available to employees by the City of Richmond, including group
health insurance for the employee and his/her family, life insurance, dental insurance, sick leave, vacation leave,
educational benefits, and retirement. Employees will not accrue leave or creditable service towards retirement during any
period of leave without pay.

Health Care Provider - As defined by the FMLA federal register:

A. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is authorized to practice medicine or surgery by the State in which the doctor
   practices
B. Podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, and chiropractors (limited to treatment consisting of manual
   manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation as demonstrated by X-ray to exist) authorized to practice in the State
   and performing within the scope of their practice as defined under State law
C. Nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and clinical social workers who are authorized to practice under State law and
   who are performing within the scope of their practice as defined under State law
D. Christian Science practitioners listed with the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA. Any health care
   provider from whom the employee’s group health plan’s benefits manager will accept certification of the existence of a
   serious health condition to substantiate a claim for benefits
E. A health care provider as defined above whom practices in a country other than the United States, who is licensed to
   practice in accordance with the laws and regulations of that country.

Immediate Family Member - For purposes of this regulation, immediate family member includes the son or daughter,
husband or wife, or parent of the employee or any member of the employee’s immediate household who resides with the
employee at the time the leave is requested or taken. Parent means the biological or adoptive parent of the employee, or an
individual who stood in the place of a parent (in loco parentis) when the employee was a child. Son or daughter means a
biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild, a legal ward, or a child in which the employee is standing in loco parentis,
who is either under age 18, or age 18 or older and “incapable of self care” due to a mental or physical disability. In loco
parentis involves day to day responsibilities to care for and financially support a child. A biological or legal relationship is
not necessary.

Incapable of Self-Care - The immediate family member requires active assistance or supervision to provide daily self-care
in three or more of the “activities of daily living” or “instrumental activities of daily living.” Activities of daily living
include caring for one’s grooming and hygiene, bathing, dressing and eating. Instrumental activities of daily living include
cooking, cleaning, shopping, taking public transportation, paying bills, maintaining a residence, using telephones and
directories, using a post office, etc.

Intermittent Leave - Leave taken in separate periods of time due to a single injury or illness, rather than for one
continuous period of time, and may include leave of periods from an hour or more to several weeks. Includes medical
appointments, chemotherapy treatments, recuperation from migraine, dialysis, etc.

Mental or Physical Disability - A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
of an individual.

Needed to care for an Immediate Family Member - Encompasses both physical and psychological care. Includes
providing basic medical, hygienic, or nutritional needs, safety, transportation to medical treatment, filling in for others who
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
                                 A.R. Number: 4.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 10 of 10
                         Supersedes: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) A.R.: 4.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

are caring for the family member, as well as making arrangements for changes in care, such as transfer to a nursing home.
This includes situations where the employee is needed intermittently when care responsibilities are shared with another
family member or a third party.

Reduced Leave Schedule - A leave schedule that reduces the usual number of hours per workweek, or hours per
workday, of an employee.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                               Title: INSURANCE COVERAGE
                                    A.R. Number: 4.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                  Supersedes: Insurance Coverage A.R.: 4.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     POLICY

       The City of Richmond will continue insurance coverage for employees on leave, not in pay status and
       Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reduction Act (COBRA) beneficiaries, pursuant to the requirements of this
       policy.

II.    PROCEDURE

       A. Health and Dental Insurance

           A check or money order, payable to the City of Richmond must be received no later than the first day of
           each month or coverage will lapse. Coverage shall be reinstated only during an open enrollment period with
           an effective date of the next contract period.

           COBRA beneficiaries must complete a new application and submit the initial payment prior to initiating
           coverage. Although COBRA beneficiaries have 60 days from the date of qualifying for COBRA, to apply
           for this coverage the City will cancel coverage until an application and payment is received. Coverage will
           be reinstated retroactively to the cancellation date if an application and full payment is received prior to the
           60-day decision period.

       B. Life Insurance

           A check or money order payable to the City of Richmond must be received no later than the first day of each
           month. If payments are not received by the end of each month, coverage will lapse. Coverage will
           automatically reinstate when the employee is in pay status.

           Life insurance does not continue for COBRA beneficiaries. Service terminated employees may apply to
           convert coverage by completing a Virginia Retirement System application available in the Department of
           Human Resources.

       C. Payment Procedure

           Checks or money orders payable to the City of Richmond must be sent to the Department of Human
           Resources, Room 902, City Hall 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Separate checks or
           money orders are required for each plan.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       A. Employee

           1.   The employee is required to remit timely payments if insurance coverage is desired while on leave and
                not in pay status.
           2.   The employee is required to advise Human Resources of divorce where the spouse is covered under the
                employee’s health insurance so that the COBRA beneficiary may be advised of his/her rights and
                responsibilities.
           3.   The employee is required to complete a change form removing the divorced spouse from the plan.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                             Title: INSURANCE COVERAGE
                                  A.R. Number: 4.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                Supersedes: Insurance Coverage A.R.: 4.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

      B. COBRA Beneficiaries

          COBRA beneficiaries are required to complete an application and remit timely payments if insurance
          coverage is desired.

      C. Agency Director

         The agency director is required to establish a system whereby each employee who receives approved leave and
         who will not be in pay status is aware of this Administrative Policy.

      D. Human Resources

              1. Human Resources is required to process insurance payments and ensure that coverage continues.
              2. Human Resources is required to advise COBRA beneficiaries of their rights and responsibilities.

IV.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.



                                                          APPROVED:




                                                          MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
      Title: OVERTIME, COMPENSATORY TIME, AND DEDUCTION IN PAY FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE
                                                     COVERAGE
                                 A.R. Number: 4.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
                         Supersedes: Overtime and Compensatory Time A.R.: 4.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.      POLICY

        It is the policy of the City of Richmond to establish and maintain regulations and guidelines regarding overtime
        compensation that will allow the City to ensure continued compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
        (FLSA).

        The FLSA seeks to limit the number of hours worked by requiring additional pay, called overtime pay, for hours
        worked in excess of the applicable statutory maximum. The Fair Labor Standards Act does not limit the number
        of hours that an employee may work, either daily or weekly. It simply requires that overtime pay must be paid at
        a rate of not less than one and one-half times the non-exempt employee’s regular rate of pay for each hour
        worked in a workweek in excess of the maximum hours applicable to the type of employment in which the
        employee is engaged. This usually means overtime is for work in excess of 40 hours per week. Different
        standards, however, apply to employees engaged in law enforcement and fire protection activities. The FLSA
        does not generally require that an employee be paid overtime compensation for hours worked hours in excess of
        8 per day, or for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or regular days of rest, so long as the maximum number
        of hours in the work week (or other allowed work period) as prescribed in the Act, are not exceeded. It is the
        City of Richmond’s policy to exclude vacation, sick, holiday or compensatory time or other leave time as hours
        worked for the purposes of computing overtime. Only non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime or
        compensatory time under the Act.

        It is the policy of the City of Richmond to comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations.
        Accordingly, the City of Richmond intends that payment of wages and deductions from pay occur only in
        circumstances permitted by all applicable laws and regulations governing the pay of exempt and non-exempt
        employees.

II.     PROCEDURE

        A. Definitions

            1.   Exempt refers to a position that is not subject to overtime and minimum wage provisions of the FLSA.
                 An employee with questions concerning exempt and non-exempt status should notify his or her
                 supervisor or Human Resources.

            2.   Non-Exempt refers to a position covered by FLSA, overtime and minimum wage provisions.

            3.   Overtime is generally defined as working more than 40 hours during the workweek. In most cases, the
                 workweek is the period 12:00 a.m. Saturday morning to 11:59:59 p.m. the following Friday. However,
                 the FLSA also provides for the declaration of a longer “work period” for law enforcement and fire
                 protection personnel.

            4.   Compensatory time is the means by which the law authorizes a public agency to provide time off to
                 non-exempt employees in lieu of monetary overtime compensation. The rate of compensatory time
                 accrued is to be not less than one and one-half hours of compensatory time for each hour of overtime
                 worked. Compensatory time is limited. Non-exempt employees must be paid overtime for time worked
                 beyond the applicable statutory threshold.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
Title: OVERTIME, COMPENSATORY TIME, AND DEDUCTION IN PAY FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE
                                               COVERAGE
                           A.R. Number: 4.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
                   Supersedes: Overtime and Compensatory Time A.R.: 4.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

     5.   Deduction: Reduction in pay that is offset with a bona fide plan, policy, ordinance or practice of
          providing compensation for loss of salary due to sickness, illness or other absence from the workplace.
          Reduction in pay that is in accordance with a bona fide plan, policy, ordinance or practice, and all
          applicable laws and regulations for adjusting compensation to the employee for loss of salary due to
          sickness, illness or other absence from the workplace. The amount of a deduction will be calculated
          using the hourly, daily or any other equivalent amount that is proportional to the employee’s full salary
          and the time the employee was actually absent from work.

     6.   Bona Fide Plan, Policy, Ordinance or Practice: Any plan, policy, ordinance or practice for providing or
          adjusting compensation due to sickness, illness or other absence from work that is in accordance with
          all applicable laws and regulations governing the City of Richmond employees. Examples may include,
          but are not limited to: sick leave, vacation leave, compensatory time, disability, civil leave, disciplinary
          leave, initial or terminal week of employment.

  B. General

     1.   An Appointing Authority, or designee may authorize overtime work when necessary to meet City
          emergencies or other operating requirements. Official overtime work shall mean approved overtime
          worked.

     2.   It is the responsibility of employee and supervisor to record compensatory time as it is worked. The
          supervisor is responsible for submitting the record of compensatory time as it is worked to payroll to be
          tracked in the payroll system.

     3.   Exempt employees may be called on to perform overtime work without being allowed either additional
          payment or compensatory time off. Although the City does not pay such employees for overtime, an
          Appointing Authority may, at his discretion, grant excused time off in recognition of such service where
          circumstances permit. Such excused time off shall not be transferable to other City agencies.

     4.   Non-exempt employees may also be called on to perform overtime work. Such persons shall receive
          either payment for official overtime work at the rate of one and one-half times their regular rate for all
          hours of overtime beyond their normal work period schedules; compensatory time at a rate of one and
          one-half times the amount of official overtime; or a combination of overtime pay and compensatory
          time. For compensatory time, an agreement or understanding must be reached between the employer
          and the employee before the performance of work, and a record of this agreement must be kept. Upon
          termination of employment, an employee must be paid for unused compensatory time.

     5.   Non-exempt, general employees can accumulate up to 240 hours of compensatory time before any
          overtime payment must be made. All compensatory time must be used during the fiscal year in which it
          was accumulated.

     6.   Fire and Emergency Services, and Police. Under section 7(k) of the Act, the work period must be not
          less than 7 and no more than 28 days. The work period, rather than the shift cycle, would determine
          when overtime must be paid. For Firefighters overtime is required for time worked over 212 hours in a
          28-day period. For Police Officers it is required for time worked over 171 hours in the work period.
          Public Safety employees can accrue up to 480 hours of compensatory time before any overtime
          payment must be made.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
       Title: OVERTIME, COMPENSATORY TIME, AND DEDUCTION IN PAY FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE
                                                      COVERAGE
                                  A.R. Number: 4.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
                          Supersedes: Overtime and Compensatory Time A.R.: 4.5 DATED: 9/1/2000

             7.   An employee who has accrued compensatory time off and who has requested the use of such compensatory
                  time shall be permitted by the employee’s employer to use accrued compensatory time for the period
                  requested, or within a reasonable period of time after making the request, if the use of compensatory time
                  does not unduly disrupt the operations of the public agency. When compensatory time is used,
                  compensation shall be paid to the employee at the regular rate earned by the employee at that time.

             8.   Upon separation, an employee who has accrued compensatory time off shall be paid for the unused
                  compensatory time in accordance with the current FLSA regulations.

             9.   In the event that a non-exempt employee is promoted to an exempt position, compensatory time accrued will
                  be paid up to the statutory maximum at the rate of pay held prior to the promotion.

             10. Improper pay deductions specified in the FLSA and by the Department of Labor laws and regulations may
                 not be made from the pay of exempt employees.

             11. If an exempt employee believes an improper pay deduction has been made, the employee should
                 immediately notify his/her supervisor or Human Resources. Reports of improper deductions will be
                 investigated in a reasonable time given all the facts and circumstances. If an investigation determines that
                 an employee was subjected to an improper pay, the employee will be reimbursed for the amount of the
                 improper deduction and the City of Richmond will take any steps it deems appropriate to ensure proper
                 compliance in the future.

III.     AUTHORITY

         Fair Labor Standards Act

IV.      REGULATION UPDATE

         The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.



                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: ANTI-HARASSMENT
                                     A.R. Number: 4.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                                    Supersedes: Anti-Harassment A.R.: 4.7 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    POLICY

      The City of Richmond is dedicated to a stringent policy against discrimination. The City has zero-tolerance for any
      acts of harassment committed by or against an employee. Consistent with this stringent anti-discrimination policy,
      the City is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful harassment. All employees of the City
      of Richmond are protected from unlawful harassment while engaged in the work of the City.

II.   PROCEDURE

      A. Unacceptable Behaviors or Conduct

            Unlawful harassment is a serious offense. Any employee who engages in such conduct or encourages such
            behavior by others shall be subject to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from the City service.
            By way of illustration, but not limitation, the following shall constitute inappropriate workplace behavior:

            1.   Disparaging remarks (written or verbal) of a discriminating nature. Includes slurs targeted towards a
                 protected group;
            2.   Jokes targeting a protected group, as well as jokes or comments of a sexual nature;
            3.   Posters, flyers, personal attire, etc., designed to promote discrimination or harassment of a protected
                 group;
            4.   Disparate treatment of individuals in the protected categories involving recruitment, promotional
                 opportunities, and application of policies, procedures, and regulations;
            5.   Acts of violence, threats of violence, or other harmful or offensive behavior intended to promote a
                 hostile work environment because of an individual's membership in a protected group;
            6.   Sexual Harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal
                 or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
                 •    Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an
                      individual’s employment;
                 •    Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment
                      decisions affecting such individual; or
                 •    Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work
                      performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

        B. Reporting Procedures

            Employees are encouraged to follow these City procedures to resolve any complaints of unlawful
            harassment:

            1.   Whenever possible, individuals who experience unlawful harassment should make it clear to the
                 offending person that such behavior is unacceptable.
            2.   Upon reoccurrence or repetition of offensive behaviors, the employee should report the incidents to
                 their immediate supervisor, or a manager within the agency’s command, or to the Department of Human
                 Resources.
            3.   Employees may report a violation or file a complaint in person, by telephone, or in writing.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: ANTI-HARASSMENT
                              A.R. Number: 4.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                             Supersedes: Anti-Harassment A.R.: 4.7 DATED: 9/1/2000

   Unlawful harassment is a work-related problem. In addition to the avenues of redress available through the
   U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, effective relief may also be available within City
   government through the Department of Human Resources; or a classified City employee may participate in
   the City’s grievance process.

C. Investigations

    1.   Complaints initiated by an employee on matters believed to be in violation of this policy will be
         investigated.

         a.   Complaints will be investigated promptly. If the complaint is brought anonymously, the City will
              investigate but may be limited in its ability to investigate the matter fully.

         b.   An employee accused of violating this policy will be fully informed of the allegations and will be
              able to offer an explanation or defense to the charges prior to any report being prepared. Absolute
              confidentiality cannot be legally guaranteed, however, the City will make every effort to preserve
              the confidentiality of all information. All employees are charged with maintaining confidentiality.

         c.   Employees who file a complaint or participate in an investigation shall not be subject to any form of
              retaliation because of such complaint. If anyone believes he/she is suffering from retaliation, a
              report should be made to their immediate supervisor or manager. Those found to be acting in a
              retaliatory manner will be disciplined for such conduct.

         d.   Appropriate discipline will be taken against those who violate this policy. Such discipline will be
              consistent with the City’s disciplinary policies and may include such sanctions as dismissal,
              demotion, transfer, suspension, and written reprimand. Interim actions may be taken when there is
              reasonable belief that the employees involved in the complaint may be adversely affected by the
              status quo.

    2.   Complaint and Investigation Procedures:
         The following complaint procedure will be followed in order to address a complaint regarding, harassment,
         discrimination, or retaliation.
                a.   An employee who feels harassed, discriminated or retaliated against may initiate the
                     complaint process by filing a complaint in person, by telephone, or in writing to the
                     Department of Human Resources. Human Resources (HR) will request a written and signed
                     complaint from the employee before initiating an investigation. No formal action will be
                     taken against any person under this Policy unless a written and signed complaint is on file
                     containing sufficient details to allow the Department of Human Resources to determine if
                     the policy may have been violated. If a supervisor or manager becomes aware that
                     harassment or discrimination is occurring, either from personal observation or as a result of
                     an employee coming forward, the supervisor or manager should immediately report it to HR.
                b.   Upon receiving the complaint, or being advised by a supervisor or manager that violation of
                     this policy may be occurring, HR will review the complaint.
                                   Administrative Regulations
                                     Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: ANTI-HARASSMENT
                       A.R. Number: 4.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                      Supersedes: Anti-Harassment A.R.: 4.7 DATED: 9/1/2000
         c.   Within three (3) business days of receiving the complaint, HR will:

                1.   Provide a notice of the complaint to the person(s) charged (hereafter referred to as
                     "respondent(s)" and the Agency Director; and

                2.   Initiate an investigation to determine whether there is a reasonable basis for believing
                     that the alleged violation of this Policy occurred.

         d.   During the investigation, HR will interview the complainant, the respondent, and any
              witnesses, as well as gather any relevant evidence to determine whether the conduct
              occurred.

         e.   Within forty-five (45) business days of the complaint being filed (or the matter being
              referred to HR), the persons conducting the investigation will attempt to incident the
              investigation.

Note: Every effort will be made to complete the investigation process within 45 business days.
However, timing may vary depending on the complexity of the allegations and the number of
interviews conducted.

         f.   The investigation team will submit a written report of their findings to the HR Division
              Chief – Employee Relations. The HR Division Chief – Employee Relations will partner
              with legal counsel and the Director of HR to determine the appropriate action(s) to be taken.
              The appropriate action will depend on the following factors:

                     (i) The severity, frequency and pervasiveness of the conduct;

                     (ii) Prior complaints made by the complainant;

                     (iii) Prior complaints made against the respondent;

                     (iv) The quality of the evidence (first hand knowledge, credible corroboration etc.).

         g.   If it is determined that harassment or discrimination in violation of this City policy has
              occurred, the Director of Human Resources will work with the Agency Director to
              determine the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken. If the Agency Director is
              responsible for the harassment or discrimination, the Director of Human Resources will
              work with the Chief Administrative Officer to determine the appropriate disciplinary action
              to be taken.

         h.   If the investigation is inconclusive or it is determined that there has been no harassment or
              discrimination in violation of this Policy, but some potentially problematic conduct is
              revealed, preventative action may be taken.

         i.   Within ten (10) days after the investigation is concluded, HR will notify the complainant and
              the respondent, by certified letter, the findings of the investigation and inform them of the
              action being recommended by the HR Director.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: ANTI-HARASSMENT
                                     A.R. Number: 4.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                                    Supersedes: Anti-Harassment A.R.: 4.7 DATED: 9/1/2000
       D. Non-Retaliation

       This policy prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, reports a violation of this policy. Any
       employee bringing a complaint or assisting in the investigation of such a complaint will not be adversely affected
       in terms and conditions of employment, discriminated against or discharged solely on the basis of the complaint.

III.   DEFINITION

       Harassment is a form of discrimination where a person is subjected to a hostile or offensive work environment
       because of threatening, intimidating, embarrassing, or other offensive behavior based on his/her race, religion,
       age, disability, sex, or national origin or sexual orientation.

IV.    RESPONSIBILITIES

       The City and its agents have a duty to promptly investigate allegations of unlawful harassment and, when
       appropriate, take corrective actions.

       A. Supervisors/Managers

           1. Managers or supervisors who allow unlawful harassment to continue or who fail to take appropriate
              corrective action shall be considered a party to the act or behavior, although they may not behave in
              such a manner. Such managers and supervisors shall be subject to corrective action. Depending upon
              the circumstances, such corrective measures may result in demotion from a supervisory position or
              dismissal from City service.

           2. In an effort to avoid and eliminate harassment, the management of each agency shall take affirmative
               steps to sensitize all of its employees to the nature of any form of unlawful harassment and express
               strong disapproval of such conduct. These efforts are subject to the approval of the Department of
               Human Resources. These steps shall include, but are not limited to:

                a.   The communication and distribution of this official City policy to all City employees.
                b.   Monitoring the workplace for potential incidents of harassment or discrimination.

       B. Department of Human Resources

           1.   The Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for updating and providing oversight to
                Agencies in the implementation of this policy.
           2.   The development and implementation of on-going training and education programs to insure that all
                managers, supervisors, and employees clearly understand that unlawful harassment in the workplace
                will not be tolerated.
           3.   The Department of Human Resources will be available to provide resources to aid in resolution
                including but not limited to: mediation and conflict resolution.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: ANTI-HARASSMENT
                                     A.R. Number: 4.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                                    Supersedes: Anti-Harassment A.R.: 4.7 DATED: 9/1/2000

V.    AUTHORITY

      Title VII, Civil Rights Act, as amended
      Age Discrimination Employment Act, as amended
      Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended

      In situations where this policy is at variance with Federal or State laws or regulations, the Federal or State laws or
      regulations will prevail.

VI.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this policy.


                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                                   Title: ON-CALL DUTY
                                     A.R. Number: 4.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                     Supersedes: On-Call Duty A.R.: 4.8 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     POLICY

       The City of Richmond’s policy regarding on-call time shall be in accordance with the guidelines of the Fair
       Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This policy is intended to be guidance in enforcing the FLSA requirements and
       not meant to establish any rights for employees in regard to on-call time that are greater than established by the
       law.

       Compensation for a non-exempt employee assigned to on-call time is dependent upon his/her freedom after
       normal working hours. If the employee must remain on the City’s premises and cannot use his time freely, the
       time shall be compensable. In most cases if the employee can come and go freely after normal working hours
       but must leave a telephone or pager number where he can be reached for work or respond to a pager, the time is
       non-compensable.

       When a non-exempt employee is requested to return to work beyond their normal work schedule as a result of
       on-call time, he/she shall be eligible to receive compensation for the actual hours worked at the applicable rate.
       An employee shall be paid for the actual hours worked, plus one-half (1/2) hour total for travel time from home
       to work and return, at the applicable overtime rate. The minimum time paid shall be one hour.

       Personnel rules, procedures and pay ordinances concerning emergency overtime, where applicable, shall apply.

II.    PROCEDURE

       The following procedures shall be observed:

       a.   An employee hired in a job classification/position requiring regular or occasional on-call time shall be
            notified in writing upon employment. If the employee’s on call status changes during his or her
            employment, the employee shall be notified in writing.
       b.   On-call pay is not required for exempt employees. An exempt employee, due to professional, executive or
            administrative status, or any combination thereof, is not eligible for on-call pay.
       c.   On-call time assignment shall be determined by the Department/Agency Director or designee. On-call time
            assignment, when possible, shall be given on a rotating basis. Exception may be made at the discretion of
            the Department/Agency Director or designee. Such discretion should be exercised when it serves the best
            interest of the City.
III.   RESPONSIBILITIES

       An employee on-call must:

       a.   Maintain the wireless communication device in working status and in operational (“on”) mode.
       b.   Remain within range of the wireless communication device. Geographical limitations will established by
            department/agency head or designee.
       c.   Respond to the wireless communication device page or call within thirty (30) minutes and document all calls
            or pages as time worked.
       d.   Arrive at the designated work site within a reasonable time (thirty (30) minutes) from the receiving
            notification to report to work or as scheduled during the call. Reasonable time periods may be established
            by the Appointing Authority.
       e.   Report to the work site in “fit for duty” condition. An employee on-call must not drink alcoholic beverages
            during this period. Recent alcohol consumption must be reported to a manager or supervisor at the time of
            the call.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                                 Title: ON-CALL DUTY
                                   A.R. Number: 4.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                   Supersedes: On-Call Duty A.R.: 4.8 DATED: 9/1/2004

IV.   AUTHORITY

      This policy is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      policy.


                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                             Title: LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEES
                                   A.R. Number: 4.8 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                             Supersedes: Leave for Exempt Employees A.R.: 4.9 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this policy is to clarify the issuance of administrative leave for employees.

II.    POLICY

       City employees who may be granted administrative leave are subject to supervisory discretion. Leave with pay
       may be granted by the Appointing Authority in special circumstances; whether an employee is granted
       administrative leave is in the discretion of the Appointing Authority.

III.   PROCEDURE

           Exempt staff shall not be awarded overtime or compensatory time. Administrative leave shall not be
           rewarded to exempt staff as a substitute for overtime or compensatory time.
           Exempt staff must request administrative leave from the supervisor.
           Leave requests time must be submitted at least one week prior to the date(s) requested off, except in
           emergency situations.
           Administrative leave is subject to supervisory discretion; and may or may not be approved. The Appointing
           Authority can only award up to 10 hours of administrative leave. If the leave is greater than 10 hours it must
           be approved by the Director of Human Resources. (See Personnel Rule 6.1).
           Administrative leave is not “earned”. The City of Richmond is not obligated to award administrative leave.
           As such, administrative leave does not "accrue", and thus, cannot be paid upon separation or transfer.
           In the situation where an employee is not able to complete a leave form, the supervisor may complete the
           form for the employee and note “employee unavailable to sign due to emergency” on the employee
           signature line. The supervisor should initial the statement.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.



                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                     Administrative Regulations
                                                       Office of the Mayor
          Title: BENEFITS & COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR EXECUTIVE AND UNCLASSIFIED CITY EMPLOYEES
                                       A.R. Number: 4.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
      Supersedes: Benefits & Compensation Program for Executive & Unclassified Employees of the City A.R.: 4.10 DATED: 6/1/2002

I.         PURPOSE

           The City of Richmond recognizes that the employment relationship for Executive and Unclassified employees is
           different from that of classified employees with traditional civil service protection. This Administrative
           Regulation sets forth the benefits and compensation program to members of the Executive and Unclassified
           employee groups. It sets forth clarification of various benefits available to these employees and updates prior
           memoranda issued regarding benefits. This Administrative Regulation excludes temporary employees.

II.        PROCEDURE

           A. Leave Policy

                1.   Sick

                     Sick leave will be accrued bi-weekly. The accrual rate is 12 days per year with no maximum
                     accumulation from year to year. There is no pay out of the unused portion of sick leave at the time of
                     separation.

                2. Vacation

                     Employees will accrue vacation leave annually on July 1. However, if an employee should depart
                     during the year, he/she may only be paid for a prorata share. The accrual rate for both Executive and
                     Unclassified employees are the following:

                                      0 to less than 5 years of service            120 hours
                                      5 up to 10 years of service                  160 hours
                                      10 or more years of service                  200 hours

                     There is a two-year maximum accumulation rate (i.e. the most vacation hours that an employee may
                     have at any time is twice the maximum accrual rate – in case of less than 5 year employee, the
                     maximum is 240 hours). Employees will be paid for the unused portion of vacation time at the time of
                     separation up to the maximum accumulation rate.

           B.   Overtime and Compensatory Time, and Pay Deductions for Exempt Employees

                Executives and Unclassified personnel who are exempt employees under either the executive, professional
                or administrative tests of the Fair Labor Standards Act and federal regulations may not be paid overtime or
                accrue compensatory time.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
       Title: BENEFITS & COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR EXECUTIVE AND UNCLASSIFIED CITY EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
   Supersedes: Benefits & Compensation Program for Executive & Unclassified Employees of the City A.R.: 4.10 DATED: 6/1/2002

             It is the policy of the City of Richmond to comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations.
             Accordingly, the City of Richmond intends that payment of wages and deductions from pay occur only in
             circumstances permitted by all applicable laws and regulations governing the pay of exempt and non-exempt
             employees.

             If an exempt employee believes an improper pay deduction has been made, that employee should
             immediately notify his/her supervisor or Human Resources. Reports of improper deductions will be
             investigated in a reasonable time given all the facts and circumstances. If an investigation determines that
             an employee was subjected to an improper deduction, the employee will be reimbursed for the amount of the
             improper deduction and the City of Richmond will take any steps it deems appropriate to ensure proper
             compliance in the future.

        C.   Life Insurance: Group Life Insurance with a face value twice the members’ annual salary will be provided
             at no cost to the member.

        D.   Wellness Program: The Police Academy facility is available for wellness use purposes to the Executive and
             Unclassified employees. However, attendance should not conflict with the Police Department needs.

        E.   Severance: Members are provided with severance pay as outlined in the respective Ordinances.

        F.   Interview Reimbursement: This item shall be handled administratively and negotiated on a case-by-case
             basis.

        G.   Relocation Time and Expenses: This item shall be handled administratively and negotiated on a case-by-
             case basis.

        H.   Automobile Privileges: Automobile privileges shall be determined by the Appointing Authority and
             negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

        I.   Retirement: Chapter 78 of the City Code addresses the retirement plan for City employees. Additional
             retirement allowances for executives are listed in section 78-341.

        J.   Other Benefits: Any other benefits not specified shall be the same as those provided for employees in the
             classified service.

III.    DEFINITIONS

        Senior Executive Group - Those classes of positions specifically defined in the City’s Pay Ordinance.
        Executive Group for enhanced retirement program – Those classes of positions listed in section 78-341 of the
        City Code.

        Unclassified Positions - Those classes of positions designated as unclassified and defined by the City’s Pay
        Ordinance.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
      Title: BENEFITS & COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR EXECUTIVE AND UNCLASSIFIED CITY EMPLOYEES
                                   A.R. Number: 4.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
  Supersedes: Benefits & Compensation Program for Executive & Unclassified Employees of the City A.R.: 4.10 DATED: 6/1/2002

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.

                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                              Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 8
                                Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    POLICY

      It is the policy of the City of Richmond to address the behavior problems of employees when the unacceptable
      behavior violates a City Rule, Policy, Regulation, Ordinance, or Law; or when the behavior disrupts, or adversely
      affects the conduct of City business. Ignoring behavioral problems can allow the unacceptable conduct to become
      habitual; and therefore become more disruptive, and more difficult to correct. Addressing inappropriate behavior
      may take the form of discipline– but is not necessarily limited to – warnings, counseling, coaching, referral to REAP,
      written reprimands, suspension, termination from City service, and prosecution. The City of Richmond reserves the
      right to determine the discipline that will be imposed or suggested discipline steps to be used at its discretion.

II.   PROCEDURE

      A. Guidelines for Supervisors and Managers

          1.   Compile all facts and documentation (notes, evaluations, correspondence, past documented discipline,
               etc.) relative to the inappropriate actions of the employee. Evaluate the documentation and factual
               evidence. Consult and review with Human Resources to determine if there are any agency directives,
               policies, or rules violations that will constitute disciplinary action. Select only those violations that are
               best supported by the evidence. Do not attempt to "pile on" violations that are not well supported by
               your documentation.

          2.   Next determine what discipline is appropriate for the seriousness of the offense. You should not only
               look at the facts of the infraction, but also at the employee’s past record. If the employee has
               documented performance and/or disciplinary problems in which progressive discipline has been
               imposed and other steps, such as a formal referral to REAP or a written reprimand(s), then disciplinary
               measures such as (1) suspension, (2) reduction in pay, (3) disciplinary demotion, or (4) dismissal may
               be recommended.

          3.   Once you have determined the appropriate level of discipline the employee should be notified. The
               employee shall be notified in writing if the disciplinary measure is a (1) written reprimand, (2)
               suspension, (3) reduction in pay, (4) disciplinary demotion, or (5) dismissal.

          4.   Contact your payroll coordinator to make any necessary adjustments regarding pay, benefits, and
               change of work status, as appropriate for the type of discipline imposed. Also, forward all documents
               concerning the discipline to the Department of Human Resources for filing in the employees official
               personnel file.

          5.   Pending the resolution of a disciplinary review, the Appointing Authority, shall place the employee on
               leave without pay if:

               a.   The employee’s presence is determined to be a threat to the City, his supervisor or fellow
                    employees.
               b.   The employee is alleged to be in violation of the City’s Substance Abuse Policy.
               c.   There are allegations of workplace violence or unlawful harassment.
               d.   There are allegations of theft, fraud, or embezzlement of City property or services (this
                    shall include property leased to the City or otherwise in the possession of the City).
               e.   The employee is charged with a misdemeanor involving possession of
                    marijuana or any controlled substance, or any felony.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                       Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                             A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 8
                         Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000

Notwithstanding the aforementioned categories, nothing herein shall limit an Appointing Authority’s discretion
to place any employee on leave without pay pending disciplinary actions. However, if the behavior of the
employee does not fall into one of the aforementioned categories, the Appointing Authority, at his discretion
may place the employee on leave with pay or allow the employee to remain in his or a modified position.

The approval of the Director of Human Resources is required for any leave with or without pay exceeding ten
(10) working days (Administrative Regulation 4.15).

    6.   After you have decided to discipline a classified employee with anything more severe than a written
         reprimand, you must follow the procedures outlined in the Personnel Rules, Section Five.

B. Process for Disciplining a Classified Employee

    1.   Prior to imposing discipline, the employee shall be notified, in writing, of the reasons for such action
         and given an opportunity by the Appointing Authority or his designee to respond in the setting of a pre-
         disciplinary conference. In this written notification, you should identify the policy violations that were
         carefully selected based on the documentation and provide a brief discussion of the facts and why they
         support the charge(s) and the discipline being considered. You should also either give a date or time
         when a pre-disciplinary conference will be held, direct the employee to contact you or your designee to
         schedule a pre-disciplinary conference, or advise him or her that you will be contacting him or her to
         schedule a conference.

    2.   Once the pre-disciplinary conference is scheduled, it is recommended that you send a confirmatory
         letter to the employee, if you did not provide a date or time of the pre-disciplinary conference in the
         notice of policy violations letter.

    3.   Following the pre-disciplinary conference, it may be necessary to conduct a follow-up conference or
         investigation to confirm information provided or claimed by the employee. Once you have determined
         that all relevant and appropriate information has been considered, a memorandum must be endorsed by
         the Appointing Authority and a copy thereof forwarded to the Director of Human Resources and to the
         employee within seven calendar days of the pre-disciplinary conference. The memorandum should
         provide the details of your findings from the pre-disciplinary conference and what discipline, if any, will
         be recommended.

    4.   You are required to consult with the Department of Human Resources for approval before initiating any
         demotion, reduction-in-pay, suspension (more than ten days), or dismissal.

    5.   After consultation with HR, a memorandum which seeks approval of the recommended discipline from
         the Director of Human Resources must be prepared for a signature of approval. If the recommended
         discipline is dismissal, the memorandum should also seek the approval of the Chief Administrative
         Officer. This memorandum should identify:

         a. The charges against the employee, outlining the specific violations of the Administrative
            Regulations, and/or Departmental policies and procedures. If the disciplinary action is for
            repeated infractions, include a summary of the documented instances and the actions
            taken;
         b. All relevant facts to support your recommendation;
         c. A statement that the employee has received notice of the charges and that a pre-
            disciplinary conference has been held;
         d. A summary of past disciplinary actions for similar infractions;
                                   Administrative Regulations Office of the Mayor
                              Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 8
                                  Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000

                e.   A description of the efforts made by the Department to improve or correct the employee's
                     problems; and
                f.   Necessary documents that support items a-e.

                Note: A copy of the Recommendation for Discipline memorandum must be sent to the employee
                within seven (7) days following the pre-disciplinary conference.

           7.   Once approval to impose the disciplinary action has been received from the Director of Human
                Resources and/or the Chief Administrative Officer, send a letter to the employee to notify him or her of
                the effective date of the disciplinary action.

           8.   Contact your payroll coordinator to make any necessary adjustments regarding pay, benefits, and
                change of work status, as appropriate for the type of discipline imposed. Also, forward all documents
                concerning the discipline to the Department of Human Resources for filing in the employees official
                personnel file.

       C. Sample Letters

           1.   Letter "A" notifies the employee that the Department is considering discipline, laying out the policy
                violations that may result in discipline and stating that a pre-disciplinary conference has been or will be
                scheduled.
           2.   Letter "B" should be used to confirm the date and location of the pre-disciplinary conference.
           3.   Letter "C" should be used to give employee findings from pre-disciplinary conference.
           4.   Next, send letter "D" to the Director of Human Resources, recommending discipline. This must be
                approved by both the HR Director and the Chief Administrative Officer.
           5.   Once you receive the approval, send out letter "E" to the employee.

       D. General Considerations

           1.   Make sure you give the employee notice of all reasons for discipline.
           2.   Send all correspondence to the employee by certified mail.
           3.   Strictly follow all procedures in the Personnel Rules and as outlined above.
           4.   Assistance may be obtained through the Department of Human Resources.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor, the Department of Human Resources and the City Attorney’s Office shall be
       responsible for modification of this Policy.

                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                    Administrative Regulations
                                                      Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                       A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 8
                                   Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000


LETTER A
                                                      [LETTERHEAD]

                                                           [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE:      PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE -- [Discipline]
                   NOTICE OF GROUNDS

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        This letter is to advise you that the [Name of Department/Agency] is considering [describe discipline]. You are being
considered for [discipline] because:

[List and summarize all reasons for disciplinary action and the specific violation of Personnel Rules, Regulations and/or
Departmental Policies and Procedures].

         [I will be contacting you immediately to schedule an appointment for a pre-disciplinary conference] or [your pre-
disciplinary conference is scheduled for [DATE] at [TIME] in [LOCATION]]. In this conference, you may present any
information or evidence for my consideration, which you feel, may have a bearing on my decision.

          If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

                                                          Sincerely,


                                                     [Name], [Position]
                                                        [Agency]



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                                   Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000


LETTER B
                                                      [LETTERHEAD]

                                                           [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE: PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        This letter is to confirm that a pre-disciplinary conference has been scheduled between us for [DATE, TIME
AND LOCATION IN BOLD TYPE]. In this conference, you may present any information or evidence for my
consideration to refute the charges against you which you feel may have a bearing on my decision.

          If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

                                                          Sincerely,


                                                     [Name], [Position]
                                                        [Agency]



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                                                  Office of the Mayor
                               Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                     A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 8
                                 Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000


LETTER C

                                                  [LETTERHEAD]

                                                       [DATE]

BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE:    FINDINGS FROM PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON [DATE]

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        As a result of your pre-disciplinary conference, the [Name of Department/Agency] has determined that you
should be [described discipline] because:

[LIST REASONS WITH BRIEF SUMMARIES]

          Therefore, I am recommending to the Director of Human Resources and to the Chief Administrative Officer that
your [discipline] be approved. When approval has been received from these parties, you will be notified and the date of
[discipline] will be stated. At that time, you will be informed as to how you may appeal this decision.

                                                      Sincerely,

                                                  [Name], [Position]
                                                     [Agency]

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          NOTE: Recommendations for approval of the Director of Human Resources and Chief Administrative
          Officer are not required for written reprimands and suspensions of less than ten (10) days.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                            Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                  A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 8
                              Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000


LETTER D
                                                [LETTERHEAD]

  MEMORANDUM

  TO:             [Name], Director
                  Department of Human Resources
  FROM:           [Name], [Title]
                  [Agency]
  DATE:           [DATE]
  SUBJECT:        Recommendation for [Described Discipline]
                  [Employee's Name & Position]


  Your recommendation and the Chief Administrative Officer's approval are requested for [discipline] of this
  employee because: [list all reasons].

  The details [continuing and pervasive performance problems and/or misconduct] are outlined below:

  [Describe, in summary form, each ground for discipline]

  Past problems with this employee and documented discipline include:

  [Summarize past problems]

  Our Department has made every effort to assist and counsel this employee to improve his performance and correct
  his employment problems. These efforts include:

  [Summarize efforts]

  Your early favorable consideration to this request will be appreciated.

  C:    [Employee's Name]
        File

  RECOMMEND APPROVAL:

  ______________________
  Director, Human Resources                     Date
  APPROVED:

  ______________________
  Chief Administrative Officer                  Date

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                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                                      A.R. Number: 4.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 8 of 8
                                  Supersedes: Discipline Guidelines A.R.: 4.11 DATED: 9/1/2000


LETTER E
                                                    [LETTERHEAD]


                                                        [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

Dear [Employee's Name]:

This letter serves to notify you that, effective [DATE], you have been [describe discipline]. Your (discipline] is based
upon the [DATE], letter to you which cites the following grounds for this action: [re-list all grounds included in the
notice of charges memo].

You were offered an opportunity to respond to the charges against you in a pre-disciplinary conference on [DATE]. At
that time you offered no [new or substantive information relative to your performance issues or evidence to contradict the
charges against you, or whatever language is appropriate for the situation].

Should you wish to appeal your [discipline] you are required to follow guidelines set forth in the Personnel Rules for the
Classified Service, Section IV (7) – Grievance and Appeal Procedures.

                                                        Sincerely,


                                                   [Name], [Position]
                                                      [Agency]



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                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
               Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                 A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 7
                                       Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A

I.    POLICY

      It is the policy of the City of Richmond to address the behavior problems of employees when the unacceptable
      behavior violates a City Rule, Policy, Regulation, Ordinance, or Law; or when the behavior disrupts, or adversely
      affects the conduct of City business. Ignoring behavioral problems can allow the unacceptable conduct to become
      habitual; and therefore become more disruptive, and more difficult to correct. Addressing inappropriate behavior
      may take the form of discipline– but is not necessarily limited to – warnings, counseling, coaching, referral to REAP,
      written reprimands, suspension, termination from City service, and prosecution. The City of Richmond reserves the
      right to determine the discipline that will be imposed or suggested discipline steps to be used at its discretion.

II.   PROCEDURE

      A. Guidelines for Supervisors and Managers

          1.   Compile all facts and documentation (notes, evaluations, correspondence, past documented discipline,
               etc.) relative to the inappropriate actions of the employee.
               Evaluate the documentation and factual evidence. Consult and review with Human Resources to
               determine if there are any agency directives, policies, or rules violations that will constitute disciplinary
               action. Select only those violations that are best supported by the evidence. Do not attempt to "pile on"
               violations that are not well supported by your documentation.

          2.   Next determine what discipline is appropriate for the seriousness of the offense. You should not only
               look at the facts of the infraction, but also at the employee’s past record. If the employee has
               documented performance and/or disciplinary problems in which progressive discipline has been
               imposed and other steps, such as a formal referral to REAP or a written reprimand(s), then disciplinary
               measures such as (1) suspension, (2) reduction in pay, (3) disciplinary demotion, or (4) dismissal may
               be recommended.

          3.   Once you have determined the appropriate level of discipline the employee should be notified. The
               employee shall be notified in writing if the disciplinary measure is a (1) written reprimand, (2)
               suspension, (3) reduction in pay, (4) disciplinary demotion, or (5) dismissal.

          4.   Contact your payroll coordinator to make any necessary adjustments regarding pay, benefits, and
               change of work status, as appropriate for the type of discipline imposed. Also, forward all documents
               concerning the discipline to the Department of Human Resources for filing in the employees official
               personnel file.

          5.   Pending the resolution of a disciplinary review, the Appointing Authority, shall place the employee on
               leave without pay if:

               a.   The employee’s presence is determined to be a threat to the City, his supervisor or
                    fellow employees.
               b.   The employee is alleged to be in violation of the City’s Substance Abuse Policy.
               c.   There are allegations of workplace violence or unlawful harassment.
               d.   There are allegations of theft, fraud, or embezzlement of City property or services
                     (this shall include property leased to the City or otherwise in the possession of the
                     City).
               e.   The employee is charged with a misdemeanor involving possession of marijuana or
                    any controlled substance, or any felony.
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
               Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                 A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 7
                                       Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A


                Notwithstanding the aforementioned categories, nothing herein shall limit an Appointing Authority’s
                discretion to place any employee on leave without pay pending disciplinary actions. However, if the
                behavior of the employee does not fall into one of the aforementioned categories the Appointing
                Authority at his discretion may place the employee on leave with pay or allow the employee to remain
                in his or a modified position.

                The approval of the Director of Human Resources is required for any leave with or without pay
                exceeding ten (10) working days (Administrative Regulation 4.15).

       The Appointing Authority may recommend the dismissal of an unclassified or probationary employee to the
       Director of Human Resources, for any non-discriminatory reason. If an unclassified or probationary employee is
       separated, he shall have no right of appeal to the Personnel Board.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor, the Department of Human Resources and the City Attorney’s Office shall be
       responsible for modification of this Policy.



                                                            APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                    Administrative Regulations
                                                      Office of the Mayor
                  Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 7
                                          Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A




LETTER A
                                                      [LETTERHEAD]

                                                           [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE:      PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE -- [Discipline]
                   NOTICE OF GROUNDS

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        This letter is to advise you that the [Name of Department/Agency] is considering [describe discipline]. You are being
considered for [discipline] because:

[List and summarize all reasons for disciplinary action and the specific violation of Personnel Rules, Regulations and/or
Departmental Policies and Procedures].

         [I will be contacting you immediately to schedule an appointment for a pre-disciplinary conference] or [your pre-
disciplinary conference is scheduled for [DATE] at [TIME] in [LOCATION]]. In this conference, you may present any
information or evidence for my consideration, which you feel, may have a bearing on my decision.

          If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

                                                          Sincerely,


                                                     [Name], [Position]
                                                        [Agency]



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                                                      Office of the Mayor
                  Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 7
                                          Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A




LETTER B
                                                      [LETTERHEAD]

                                                           [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE: PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        This letter is to confirm that a pre-disciplinary conference has been scheduled between us for [DATE, TIME
AND LOCATION IN BOLD TYPE]. In this conference, you may present any information or evidence for my
consideration to refute the charges against you which you feel may have a bearing on my decision.

          If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

                                                          Sincerely,


                                                     [Name], [Position]
                                                        [Agency]



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                                                  Office of the Mayor
                Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                  A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 7
                                        Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A




LETTER C

                                                  [LETTERHEAD]

                                                       [DATE]

BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

          RE:    FINDINGS FROM PRE-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON [DATE]

Dear [Employee's Name]:

        As a result of your pre-disciplinary conference, the [Name of Department/Agency] has determined that you
should be [described discipline] because:

[LIST REASONS WITH BRIEF SUMMARIES]

          Therefore, I am recommending to the Director of Human Resources and to the Chief Administrative Officer that
your [discipline] be approved. When approval has been received from these parties, you will be notified and the date of
[discipline] will be stated. At that time, you will be informed as to how you may appeal this decision.

                                                      Sincerely,

                                                  [Name], [Position]
                                                     [Agency]

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          NOTE: Recommendations for approval of the Director of Human Resources and Chief Administrative
          Officer are not required for written reprimands and suspensions of less than ten (10) days.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
            Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                              A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 7
                                    Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A


LETTER D
                                                [LETTERHEAD]

  MEMORANDUM

  TO:             [Name], Director
                  Department of Human Resources
  FROM:           [Name], [Title]
                  [Agency]
  DATE:           [DATE]
  SUBJECT:        Recommendation for [Described Discipline]
                  [Employee's Name & Position]


  Your recommendation and the Chief Administrative Officer's approval are requested for [discipline] of this
  employee because: [list all reasons].

  The details [continuing and pervasive performance problems and/or misconduct] are outlined below:

  [Describe, in summary form, each ground for discipline]

  Past problems with this employee and documented discipline include:

  [Summarize past problems]

  Our Department has made every effort to assist and counsel this employee to improve his performance and correct
  his employment problems. These efforts include:

  [Summarize efforts]

  Your early favorable consideration to this request will be appreciated.

  C:    [Employee's Name]
        File

  RECOMMEND APPROVAL:

  ______________________
  Director, Human Resources                     Date
  APPROVED:

  ______________________
  Chief Administrative Officer                  Date

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                                                    Office of the Mayor
                 Title: DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNCLASSIFIED AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES
                                   A.R. Number: 4.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 7
                                         Supersedes: N/A A.R.: N/A DATED: N/A


LETTER E
                                                    [LETTERHEAD]


                                                        [DATE]


BY CERTIFIED MAIL

[Employee's Name &
address]

Dear [Employee's Name]:

This letter serves to notify you that, effective [DATE], you have been [describe discipline]. Your (discipline] is based
upon the [DATE], letter to you which cites the following grounds for this action: [re-list all grounds included in the
notice of charges memo].

You were offered an opportunity to respond to the charges against you in a pre-disciplinary conference on [DATE]. At
that time you offered no [new or substantive information relative to your performance issues or evidence to contradict the
charges against you, or whatever language is appropriate for the situation].

Should you wish to appeal your [discipline] you are required to follow guidelines set forth in the Personnel Rules for the
Classified Service, Section IV (7) – Grievance and Appeal Procedures.

                                                        Sincerely,


                                                   [Name], [Position]
                                                      [Agency]



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                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                Title: CITY FACILITIES IDENTIFICATION CARD and SECURITY PROCEDURES
                              A.R. Number: 4.12 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
           Supersedes: City Facilities Security and Identification Card Procedures A.R.: 4.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.      POLICY & PURPOSE

        In an effort to maintain safe and secure conditions at City facilities for both employees and the public, the
        following operating procedures are mandatory. All City employees (including vendors, contractors, and
        constitutionals) are expected to fully cooperate and comply with this Regulation.

II.     PROCEDURE

       A. City Identification Card

       All City employees are required to have and clearly display valid City IDs while on City property. City IDs must
       be worn on either a neck loop or pocket clip. IDs must be worn at either chest or waist level for easy
       identification. IDs must be plainly visible at all times while on City premises, whether during normal working
       hours or on weekends. Employees who have been issued an employment ID card, but do not wear it as indicated
       above, are subject to disciplinary actions. All School employees working in or entering City Hall must meet the
       same requirements as City employees in this regard. All non-City employees (i.e. Padows, Credit Union
       employees, etc.) are required to display valid vendor or contractor IDs.

       B. Reporting a Crime or Emergency

       Employees are to report a crime or an emergency by calling 911 if:

            1.   Someone is injured or ill;
            2.   You see or smell fire or smoke;
            3.   You see someone being hurt;
            4.   You see a crime in progress such as stealing or causing damage;
            5.   You see something or someone suspicious.

       Employees are not to assume that someone else has made or will make the call.

      C. Building Operating Hours

      Normal operating hours will be established for each building by the Agency Head and approved by the Chief
      Administrative Officer. There should be someone from the user agency in the building who is responsible for
      control of the building during all normal operating hours. Supervisory personnel are accountable for the security
      of buildings and equipment within their areas of responsibility during normal operating hours.

      Hours of operation will be posted at the front and rear entrances or the two most used entrances.

      Exterior doors will be locked and the building secure at all times other than normal operating hours with the
      following exception:

            •    When employees are in the building for special activities or events and will be responsible for the
                 security of the facility during the event and securing the facility after the event.

      As a general rule, the Department of Public Works, Facilities Management Division, will not open rooms within
      the building since any room may house sensitive equipment/property for which the department or an individual is
      responsible. Only in an emergency will Facilities Management open a room during or after normal operating
      hours.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                          Title: CITY IDENTIFICATION CARD and SECURITY PROCEDURES
                                  A.R. Number: 4.12 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
              Supersedes: City Facilities Security and Identification Card Procedures A.R.: 4.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

       During normal operating hours, each department will establish procedures for opening and closing rooms.

       An authorized employee entering or leaving a locked building will be responsible for securing the area and
       may be held responsible for any loss or damage to City property resulting from failure to do so.

       All persons authorized to use the underground parking decks at City Hall must have a valid City ID and a valid
       City parking hangtag. Persons who have been issued a valid hangtag shall not lend or otherwise authorize use to
       anyone other than whom the hangtag is registered.

       All vendors, contractors and delivery persons utilizing the loading dock (“G” Level) underneath City Hall must
       obtain prior authorization to use the loading dock and must have the acceptable forms of identification for entry.

III.     RESPONSIBILITY

         a.   All officers, employees and representatives of the City are responsible for insuring compliance with
              this Administrative Regulation. This Regulation is applicable to unclassified and classified employees.
         b.   The Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for the issuance of all City Identification
              cards and for maintenance and control of the City identification system database and interface systems.
         c.   All Agency/Department payroll representatives are responsible for contacting the Department of
              Human Resources to schedule an appointment for all new employees to receive a City ID prior to their
              employment with the City.
         d.   All Agency/Department Heads and supervisors are responsible for verifying and approving the
              Security Access Card Application before a City employee or non-City employee receives a City ID.
         e.   Each Agency/Department Head shall be responsible for designating what access their respective
              employees have to their designated facilities on the Security Access Card Application (i.e. Employee is
              to be given access to Marshall Street Plaza from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or employee
              is to be given access to City Hall, 24 hours per day).
         f.   All officers, employees, and representatives of the City are responsible for their City ID. If the card is
              lost, stolen, or misplaced, the cardholder must notify the Department of Human Resources
              immediately.
         g.   All Agency/Department Heads are responsible for collecting and returning City employees (including
              constitutional employees) and non-City employees (i.e. vendors, contractors, schools,
              board/commission members, etc.) City IDs at the end of employment, service appointment, separation,
              or status change within the City.
         h.   The Department of Public Works shall be responsible for the assignment of parking at all City facilities
              and for opening and closing of City Hall for normal working hours.

IV.      REGULATION UPDATE

         The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for updates and
         modifications to this Regulation.

                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                           City of Richmond
                                          Security Access Card
                                              Application

         ORIGINAL                 MODIFY            REPLACE                DELETE


 City Employee                                              School Employee
 City Council Member                                        Board/Commission Member
 Mayor
 Judicial Employee                                          Contractor/Vendor

 Legislator (State or Federal)                              City Employee TEMPORARY

 School TEMPORARY                                           Judicial TEMPORARY


_____________________________________________________________________________________
Last Name                        First Name                Middle I.

________________________________________            _______________________________________
Social Security Number                              Birth Month & Year (i.e. 12/1952)

________________________________________            _______________________________________
Department Assigned                                 Expiration Date (if applicable)

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Physical Work Location and Work Contact Telephone Number

_____________________________________________________________________________________
If Contractor/Vendor – Firm Name and Office Telephone Number

I acknowledge that the information on this application is true and understand that while on City
property and/or when working at/on City facilities and grounds, or on City business in the employ of
the City of Richmond, I am required to properly and continuously display my Security/ID Card. (Note
for City Employees: failure to display the Security/ID Card may result in disciplinary actions). I also
understand that I will be personally responsible for my Security/ID Card and if this card is
lost/stolen/misplaced, I will immediately notify the Department of Human Resources. I understand that
my Security/ID Card is to be used by me only and I will not loan or transfer my Security/ID Card to any
other person. I understand that when my employment or service appointment with the City is
terminated or my status changes, I will return my Security/ID Card to the Department of Human
Resources.


_________________________________________         _________________________________________
Card Receiver’s Signature/Date                    Card Receiver’s Printed Name
                 TO BE COMPLETED BY CARD APPLICANT’S SUPERVISOR/MANAGER




Access Level Description (i.e. Employee is to be given access to Marshall Street Plaza from 8 am - 5
pm, Monday thru Friday or Employee is to be given access to City Hall, 24 hours/day). Please be
detailed in your description and include specific buildings, times of access, specific offices (if
applicable), etc.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________


I (Supervisor and Director) certify that the above-listed card applicant has a legitimate business need
for a City of Richmond Security Access card that I have reviewed the information on this application
and it is true to the best of my knowledge.


_________________________________________                         _________________________________________
Supervisor’s Signature/Date                                       Supervisor’s Printed Name


_________________________________________                         _________________________________________
Director’s Signature/Date                                         Director’s Printed Name



                                                     FOR CARD ISSUER USE ONLY
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Information Verified: ______________________________________________________________
                                   Signature & Date

 Access Level Given: _______________________________________________________________

 Date Issued: ________________ Card Number: ________________ Exp. Date: ______________

 ________________________________________________________________________________
 Card received by:  Printed Name        Signature                Date


             Note – This document is to be filed in the Employee’s personnel file or Contractor’s file.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
                                  A.R. Number: 4.13 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 4
                              Supersedes: Violence in the Workplace A.R.: 4.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.    PURPOSE

      The safety and security of all employees are of primary importance at the City of Richmond. The City has zero
      tolerance for any acts or threats of violence committed by or against an employee. It is the policy of the City to
      promote and maintain a work environment free from violence, threats of violence, verbal abuse, harassment,
      intimidation, and other disruptive behavior by establishing preventive measures, by holding perpetrators of violence
      accountable and by providing assistance and support to victims. Workplace violence is defined as any action that
      may threaten the safety and security of an employee, impact the employee’s physical and/or psychological well-
      being or cause damage to City property. Intimidation, threats, physical attack or property damage, the use or
      possession of an unauthorized weapon or acts of violence, or abusive behavior against employees, visitors,
      customers, clients, or other individuals by anyone on City property will not be tolerated. The City reserves the right
      to take any necessary legal action to protect its employees and citizens. A violation of this policy may lead to
      disciplinary action up to and including separation from City service.

II.   SCOPE

      In addition to City premises, this policy applies to employees conducting City business off City premises and at
      City events or under any circumstances that may affect the safety of an employee and/or the safety of citizens.
      This policy applies to any individual who performs services for and under the control or direction of the City for
      wages or other compensation/reward and includes volunteers, interns, temporary workers, or independent
      contractors as well as all City full-time and part-time employees with permanent, probationary, short-term,
      seasonal, emergency, grant-funded, time-limited permanent or temporary appointments. This policy applies to
      the conduct of an employee while functioning in the course and scope of employment as well as off-duty violent
      conduct that has a potential adverse impact on a City employee’s ability to maintain citizen confidence and/or
      perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.

      A. Prohibited Activities and Behaviors

      By way of illustration, but not limitation, the City specifically prohibits the following conduct and may
      discipline an employee up to and including dismissal for engaging in any of the following:

      1.   Threatening to use a weapon or threatening to use a weapon on City property.
      2.   Use, possession, or sale of any firearm or weapon on City property (including City parking lots).
      3.   Storing any firearm or weapon in, including but not limited to, lockers, furniture, containers, drawers,
           equipment or other facilities, lunch boxes, briefcases, purses, personal bags, personal toolboxes or tool kits,
           parking lots, City vehicles and other vehicles on City owned or occupied premises.
      4.   Refusing to allow inspection of storage areas specified above.
      5.   Conviction under any criminal statute for the illegal use or possession of a weapon or for committing a
           violent act against the person or property of another.
      6.   Refusing to cooperate in an investigation about allegations or suspicion that violence or threats of violence
           have or is likely to occur, or an investigation about the possession of a firearm or weapon by the employee
           or a co-employee.
      7.   Engaging in violence (i.e. assaulting or physically attacking another person) or verbal or written threats of
           violence.
      8.   Violation of a restraining order.
      9.   Destroying or damaging City property, computer files, and/or other acts or workplace sabotage.
                                            Administrative Regulations
                                              Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
                             A.R. Number: 4.13 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                         Supersedes: Violence in the Workplace A.R.: 4.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

B. Authorized Exceptions to Policy

Despite laws which provide for permits allowing individuals to carry concealed handguns, it is the policy of the
City to prohibit its employees to possess weapons, including handguns, on property owned, operated or under the
control of the City. The only exceptions to this prohibition are as follows:

1.   Possession of a handgun by an employee who is a certified law enforcement officer,
2.   Possession of a handgun that is required as part of the employee’s job duties with the City of Richmond.

NOTE – Virginia law allows localities to adopt workplace rules and regulations relating to terms and
conditions of employment of the workforce. The City of Richmond therefore, expressly prohibits
employees from possessing, carrying, housing, or any usage of a firearm or weapon, either concealed or in
plain view and either legally or illegally, while on City property (including City buildings, parks, parking
lots, vehicles, etc.). Nothing in this Policy shall prohibit a law-enforcement officer, as defined in Virginia
General Statues § 9.1-101 from acting within the scope of his/her duties.

C. Property Search

The City has the right to search any area on City premises for firearms and/or weapons including, but not limited
to, lockers, furniture, containers, drawers, equipment or other facilities, lunch boxes, briefcases, purses, personal
bags, personal toolboxes or tool kits, parking lots, City vehicles and other vehicles on City owned or occupied
premises. Such searches will be based on a reasonable suspicion that a firearm or weapon will be found (defined
as having a specific and objective basis for the search that the person conducting the search could articulate).

D. Medical/Psychological Evaluations

When a workplace violence threat has been reported or management determines that a potential for violence
exists, management may, but is not required to allow an employee to undergo an assessment to determine the
risk of danger. The Richmond Employees’ Assistance Program (REAP) will assist agencies by facilitating a
referral to an appropriate resource for this assessment. REAP will maintain a network of appropriate
professionals trained to conduct a risk assessment.

E. Limitation on Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If an employee is injured while participating in a fight or after instigating a fight, then entitlement to workers’
compensation benefits may be denied, as consistent with Virginia law.

F.   Reporting Responsibilities

All employees are encouraged to be alert to the possibility of violence on the part of employees, former employees,
customers, visitors and citizens. Additionally, the City mandates that any employee who feels he or she has been
subjected to any disruptive, threatening or violent behavior or has witnessed or learned of such behavior by another
employee must report the incident to his or her supervisor, Human Resources or other person of authority
immediately. In emergency situations in which serious injury occurs, emergency responders such as Police, Sheriff,
Fire, or Ambulance personnel should be immediately notified. Any report of workplace violence is to be handled in
a confidential manner, with information released only on a need-to-know basis. Complaints will be fully investigated
and, if warranted by the facts, appropriate actions will be taken against the offender, including referral to counseling,
criminal prosecution or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
                                   A.R. Number: 4.13 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
                               Supersedes: Violence in the Workplace A.R.: 4.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

       G. Non-Retaliation

       This policy prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, reports a violation of this policy. Any
       employee bringing a complaint or assisting in the investigation of such a complaint will not be adversely affected in
       terms and conditions of employment, discriminated against or discharged solely on the basis of the complaint.

       Furthermore, every effort will be made to protect the safety and anonymity of anyone who comes forward with
       concerns about weapons possession, a threat or an act of violence.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       A. Responsibility of Employees

           1.    Complying with safety and security procedures;
           2.    Report all non-emergency incidents, threats and harassment to supervisor and Human Resources within
                 24 hours of incident or if incident occurs on Friday after business hours, employee shall report incident
                 on Monday (within 48 hours);
           3.    Immediately report all emergency situations to emergency responders such as Police, Sheriff, Fire or
                 Ambulance personnel, City Safety Office, supervisor, and Human Resources.

       B. Responsibility of Supervisors

           1.    Communicate and distribute this official City policy to all City employees;
           2.    Immediately notify Appointing Authority, Human Resources and City Safety Office of any workplace
                 violence incidents, including suspicion;
           3.    Document all workplace violence incidences;
           4.    Act as a mediator when a threat occurs;
           5.    Support policy and procedures, both in words and action;
           6.    Enforce disciplinary action when appropriate;
           7.    Determine reasonable suspicion; and
           8.    Develop and implement on-going training and education programs to ensure that all managers,
                 supervisors and employees clearly understand that violence in the workplace will not be tolerated.

       C. Responsibility of Human Resources

            1.   Conduct investigation of workplace violence incident;
            2.   Document all research and correspondence;
            3.   Report results and findings to the Department supervisor and Appointing Authority;
            4.   Update and provide oversight to Agencies in the implementation of this policy;
            5.   Support policy and procedures, both in words and action;
            6.   Respond promptly and supportively to worker complaints;
            7.   Provide violence prevention training; and
            8.   Enforce disciplinary action when appropriate.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
                                 A.R. Number: 4.13 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                             Supersedes: Violence in the Workplace A.R.: 4.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

      D. Responsibility of the City Safety Office

           1.   Respond and investigate in cases of criminal activity;
           2.   Ensure the future safety of team members; and
           3.   Coordinate with Human Resources to implement violence prevention training.

      E.   Responsibility of Appointing Authorities

           1.   Determine appropriate disciplinary action to be taken based on the results and findings of the
                investigation; and
           2.   Support policy and procedures, both in words and action.

IV.   REGULATIONS UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources and the Office of Risk Management shall be
      responsible for modifications to this Regulation.


                                                          APPROVED:




                                                          MAYOR
                              VIOLENCE REPORT FORM
                                                                                Today’s Date:

Name of the person filing the report

Name(s) of the victim (for more than eight, list on back):
1.                            5.
2.                            6.
3.                            7.
4.                            8.

Name of the alleged perpetrator (for more than eight, list on back):
1.                            5.
2.                            6.
3.                            7.
4.                            8.

Describe in detail what occurred
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List the time(s) and date(s) that it occurred

Where did it happen?
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Was a verbal threat made, either direct, indirect, or hidden? If so, what was said?
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Was there any physical violence? If so, what happened?
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Please forward form to:         Human Resources
                               Attn: Employee Relations Division
                               900 East Broad Street, Room 902
                               Richmond, VA 23219
                               (804) 646-6856 (fax)
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
                                  A.R. Number: 4.14 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 4
                              Supersedes: Background Investigations A.R.: 4.15 DATED: 9/1/2004


I.    PURPOSE

      The purpose of this policy is to ensure that individuals seeking employment with the City of Richmond do not pose a
      threat to themselves, other workers or the safety of the public. Therefore, this policy sets forth guidelines for
      conducting background investigations on candidates for employment. Criminal conviction records and consumer
      credit reports shall be considered only as one aspect of the total assessment process except when the position,
      because of the nature of the work to be performed, must be limited to persons who have no past criminal records or
      have not been convicted of any related crime.

II.   POLICY

      It is the policy of the City of Richmond to comply with all State and Federal laws and provide specific guidelines
      that comply with any and all regulations relating to background investigations including, but not limited to:
      Employment verification, driving records, character references, social security number verification, state
      licensing records, education records, credit history, immigration status, child abuse registry, sex offender registry
      and criminal records.

      Mandatory Background Investigation

      The following is a set of job related criteria/parameters and specific background investigations that are deemed
      mandatory by the City of Richmond.

      1.   Any position that requires the provision to children, the elderly, or disabled and/or unsupervised access to a
           child or to an elderly or disabled person

           •   Employee fingerprints obtained by a law enforcement officer
           •   National criminal background check
           •   Child abuse and neglect registry
           •   Sex Offender Registry

      2.   Any position that requires an individual to handle currency

           •   Consumer credit report and/or investigative consumer report

      3.   Law enforcement agency; an agency duly authorized to perform law-enforcement duties

           •   Applicant’s fingerprints and personal descriptive information to the Central Criminal Records Exchange
               to be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the purpose of obtaining national
               criminal history record information
           •   Consumer credit report and/or investigative consumer report (Individual Departments/Agencies that
               obtain background investigation reports through a consumer reporting agency must comply with the
               Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) of 1996.)
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
                                   A.R. Number: 4.14 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                               Supersedes: Background Investigations A.R.: 4.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

       4.   Criminal justice agencies

            •   State and national criminal history record

       5.   Agencies that issue permits or licenses and positions that involves personal contact with the public that
            affect the interest of public welfare or safety

            •   Criminal history record

       6.   Applicants for employment in licensed nursing homes, hospitals and home care organizations

            •   Employee fingerprints obtained by a law enforcement officer
            •   National criminal background check
            •   Child abuse and neglect registry
            •   Sex Offender Registry

       7.   Applicants for employment in homes for adults, licensed district homes for adults, and licensed adult day-
            care centers

            •   Employee fingerprints obtained by a law enforcement officer
            •   National criminal background check

       8.   Residential facilities for juveniles regulated or operated by the Department of Social Services, the
            Department of Education, or the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse
            Services

            •   Employee fingerprints obtained by a law enforcement officer
            •   National criminal background check
            •   Child abuse and neglect registry
            •   Sex Offender Registry

       In addition to the mandatory background investigations listed above, each Department/Agency has the discretion
       to conduct additional background investigations that are deemed job related.

III.   PROCEDURE

       1.   Criminal record checking and substance abuse testing occur once the applicant has been selected as the
            candidate for the position. All other investigations may occur prior to the final selection, and in most
            instances should occur prior to the final selection.
       2.   A notarized request for a criminal background investigation shall be submitted to the State Police along with
            the appropriate fee.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
                                  A.R. Number: 4.14 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
                              Supersedes: Background Investigations A.R.: 4.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

      3.   National criminal background check requires that the individual has:

           a.   Been fingerprinted by any local or state law-enforcement agency; and
           b.   Completed and signed a statement, that includes

                •   Name, address, social security number, and date of birth as it appears on a valid identification
                    document,
                •   A disclosure of whether or not the individual has ever been convicted of or is the subject of
                    pending charges for a criminal offense within or outside the Commonwealth, and if the individual
                    has been convicted of a crime, a description of the crime and the particulars of the conviction,
                •   A notice to the individual that the department/agency may request a background check,
                •   A notice to the individual that he is entitled to obtain a copy of any background check report, to
                    challenge the accuracy and completeness of any information contained in any such report, and to
                    obtain a prompt determination as to the validity of such challenge before a final determination is
                    made by the Department of State Police, and
                •   A notice to the individual that prior to the completion of the background check the qualified
                    department/agency may choose to deny the individual unsupervised access to children, the elderly
                    or disabled for whom the qualified department/agency provides care.

      4.   Investigative consumer reports require the Employer to inform the applicant or employee in writing within
           three days from the time the City requests the report that such a report may be made and that he or she has
           the right to receive a complete and accurate written disclosure of the nature and the scope of the
           investigation.
      5.   The applicant must submit with his or her employment application a separate written consent form
           authorizing the City of Richmond to obtain background investigation reports for employment purposes.
      6.   The Human Resource Department/Agency Manager shall receive all background investigation reports. It is
           the Human Resource Department/Agency Manager’s duty to determine the eligibility for hire based on all
           the information obtained in the application process. The hiring manager is notified of the hiring
           determination.
      7.   The hiring manager is responsible for notifying the applicant, in writing, of the decision. If employment is
           not granted, the hiring manager must notify the applicant of his/her rights to obtain a copy of the records.
      8.   Within five (5) days of his or her receipt of the report, the applicant may submit a challenge to any finding
           that prevents his or her employment. The challenge may consist of a correction of errors from the Virginia
           State Police and/or a letter of explanation with appropriate documentation from the applicant to the
           Department/Agency Human Resource Manager.

IV.   RESPONSIBILITY

      A. Responsibility of Department/Agency Human Resource Manager

           1.   Ensure that the appropriate background investigations are performed when deemed mandatory by State
                or Federal Law.
           2.   Review all information received from the State Police and other investigation sources.
           3.   Inform the hiring manager of the investigation findings and hiring determination.
           4.   Discuss with the Appointing Authority any challenge to the investigation findings.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
                                   A.R. Number: 4.14 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                               Supersedes: Background Investigations A.R.: 4.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

       B. Responsibility of Hiring Manager

           1.   Verify that all applicants sign the certification on the City application authorizing the background
                investigation including the substance abuse testing and separate written authorization for background
                investigations.
           2.   Request the criminal background investigations and pre-employment physical examination.
           3.   Inform the selected applicant, in writing, of the investigation findings and, if necessary, the process to
                challenge those findings.

       C. Responsibility of applicant

           1.   Provide fingerprints to the proper law enforcement authorities, as necessary.
           2.   Provide any verification needed for the background investigation.
           3.   Request from State Police in writing any disqualifying information found in a background investigation
                (when necessary).
           4.   Challenge any incorrect or misleading information found as a result of the background investigation.

V.    DEFINITIONS

       Appointing Authority – Any person or group of persons having power by law, or by lawfully delegated
       authority, to appoint a person to a position in the City’s service.

       Child Care Services – child protective services (including the investigation of child abuse and neglect reports),
       social services, health and mental health care, child (day) care, education (whether or not directly involved in
       teaching), foster care, residential care, recreational or rehabilitative programs, and detention, correctional, or
       treatment services. (42 U.S.C.S. §13041 (a)(2))

       Consumer Reporting Agency – any person or entity, which for fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis,
       regularly assembles or evaluates consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose
       of furnishing consumer reports to third parties. (15 U.S.C. §1681 a(f))

       Hiring Manager – Any person or group of persons responsibly for conducting the applicant interview within the
       department/agency in which a vacancy exists.

       Investigative Consumer Report – information obtained through personal interviews with neighbors, friends,
       associates, or other acquaintances of the consumer.

VI.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modification to this
       Policy.

                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                 Title: LEAVE STATUS PENDING DISCIPLINARY REVIEW AND/OR INVESTIGATION
                                  A.R. Number: 4.15 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
            Supersedes: Leave Status Pending Disciplinary Review and/or Investigation A.R.: 4.14 DATED: 8/3/2006

I.     POLICY

       It is the policy of the City of Richmond to address the behavior problems of employees when the
       unacceptable behavior violates a City Rule, Policy, Regulation, Ordinance, or Law; or when the behavior
       disrupts, or adversely affects the conduct of City business. This policy addresses the employee status
       pending a disciplinary review and/or investigation.

II.    PROCEDURE

       Pending the resolution of a disciplinary review, the Appointing Authority shall place the employee on leave
       without pay if:

       1.   The employee’s presence is determined to be a threat to the City, his supervisor or fellow employees.
       2.   The employee is alleged to be in violation of the City’s Substance Abuse Policy.
       3.   There are allegations of workplace violence or unlawful harassment.
       4.   There are allegations of theft, fraud, or embezzlement of City property or services (this shall include
            property leased to the City or otherwise in the possession of the City.)
       5.   The employee is charged with a misdemeanor involving possession of marijuana or any
            controlled substance, or any felony.

       Notwithstanding the aforementioned categories, nothing herein shall limit an Appointing Authority’s discretion
       to place any employee on leave without pay pending disciplinary actions. However, if the behavior of the
       employee does not fall in one of the aforementioned categories the Appointing Authority at his discretion
       may place the employee on leave with pay or allow the employee to remain in his or a modified position.
       The approval of the Director of Human Resources is required for leave with pay exceeding ten (10) working
       days (Personnel Rule 6.11).

       As required by the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt employees shall be suspended in hourly increments.
       Exempt employees shall be suspended in weekly increments; however, if the behavior of an exempt employee
       falls into one of the aforementioned categories, the exempt employee shall be suspended in increments of a full
       work day.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       It is the responsibility of each Department/Agency Director to ensure that each employee is aware of, and
       understands the content and effect of this policy. Particular attention should be given to communicating all
       aspects of this policy to new and prospective employees.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.

                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
                                 A.R. Number: 5.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 4
                Supersedes: Replacement of Eye Glasses and Other Personal Items A.R.: 5.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.    PURPOSE

      The City of Richmond complies with the Workers’ Compensation Act of Virginia. This policy outlines the basic
      structure of Virginia Workers’ Compensation law; authorizes supplemental payments for injured employees in
      certain circumstances, and the procedures supervisors and employees must follow after an on the job injury.

      The Workers’ Compensation law enacted by the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia sets the
      requirements for the employer in the handling of employee illness, injury and disability arising from a job-
      related accident. Enforcement and interpretation of this law rests primarily with the Virginia Workers’
      Compensation Commission.

II.   POLICY


      A. Supplemental Pay

      The City provides workers’ compensation as required by the Code of Virginia. In addition, the City also
      voluntarily pays a supplement to workers’ compensation for employees up to one year following the accident.
      During the first seven calendar days of absence, authorized by the City’s Worker’s Compensation Treating
      Physician, injury leave with full pay will be allowed. During this period, leave will be paid as the difference
      between compensation allowed under the Workers’ Compensation Act and the employee’s normal net pay. For
      purposes of this policy, “normal net pay” shall be defined as gross pay (after pre-tax adjustments), less social
      security (FICA), federal income tax and state income tax.

      B. Extension of Supplemental Pay

      In the event the compensable disability lasts longer than one year, the employee may submit a written request to
      the Appointing Authority to consider an extension of supplemental pay. A panel consisting of the Appointing
      Authority, the Director of Human Resources, and the Director of Finance will investigate the matter and consider
      the request based on criteria set forth in the City’s Pay Ordinance (Ordinance 93-117-159). The panel shall
      make its recommendation to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with regard to the disposition of request for
      additional injury leave. The CAO may then, in his discretion, grant or deny the request. If the request is
      granted, the initial one-year period may be extended for an additional period of time as deemed necessary,
      consistent with the appropriate medical findings. The CAO shall report to the Council periodically with regard
      to cases in which a request for additional leave is not granted.

      C. Depending on the duration of workers’ compensation leave and nature of manpower needs, the City cannot
      guarantee employment after a long absence. However, if the employee reaches maximum medical improvement,
      but cannot return to the original job, efforts will be made to provide productive work if it is available.

      D. The City will comply with Family Medical Leave Act requirements (Administrative Regulation 4.3) in the
      application of this policy.
                                                   Administrative Regulations
                                                     Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
                                   A.R. Number: 5.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                  Supersedes: Replacement of Eye Glasses and Other Personal Items A.R.: 5.1 DATED: 9/1/2000


       E. Replacement of Personal Items

       The City may provide replacement of employees’ eyeglasses, contact lens, dentures, prosthesis due to damage,
       breakage, or loss as a result of employee work-related injury and/or accident.

       The City Safety Officer will evaluate each case. Based upon the recommendation from the City Safety Officer, the
       Department/Agency Director will make the final determination for reimbursement. Replacement costs shall not
       exceed the quality of the lost or damaged items.

       Examples of accident-related justifications are:

           •    A vehicular accident while on the job.
           •    Struck by a tool or object while performing job.

       As with claims related to personal injury accidents, the event must have been witnessed or adequate proof of the
       incident presented to the Safety Officer. The presentation of damaged glasses or other personal items, or a verbal
       claim of loss, does not constitute adequate proof.

       Items will not be replaced if the employee was:

           •    Engaged in horseplay;
           •    Violating safety rules;
           •    Was negligent in his actions; or
           •    Under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other unauthorized or prohibited substance while on the job.

       The above examples are not all inclusive.

III.   PROCEDURES

       A. Required Forms:

           1.   Employer’s Accident Report- When the injury exceeds on-site first aid, the Employer’s Accident
                Report is to be completed and signed by the person designated within the department to complete this
                form and will include his/her title. The original of the Employer’s Accident Report will be delivered
                within 24 hours of receipt of the employee’s notice of the occurrence of the accident to the department
                safety officer or the City Occupational Safety and Health Officer. All sections of the form shall be
                completed, including the home telephone number of the employee.

           2.   Supervisor’s Investigation Report and Report of Employee Injury– When any injury occurs, the
                immediate supervisor of the injured employee must promptly complete the City’s Supervisor’s
                Investigation Report and Report of Employee Injury. The purpose of this report is to identify all factors
                                            Administrative Regulations
                                              Office of the Mayor
                                    Title: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
                            A.R. Number: 5.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
           Supersedes: Replacement of Eye Glasses and Other Personal Items A.R.: 5.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

          that contributed to the accident so that corrective action can be instituted if necessary. The original of
          the Supervisor’s Investigation Report and Report of Employee Injury will be delivered within 24 hours
          receipt of the employee’s notice of the occurrence of the accident to the department safety officer or the
          City Occupational Safety and Health Officer. This report should be retained by the supervisor and a
          copy forwarded to the Appointing Authority.

     3.   Duty Status Report – Supervisors will ensure that the injured employee is provided a Duty Status
          Report with Side A completed by the employee’s immediate supervisor and Side B to be completed by
          the attending physician or medical facility on the initial visit to the health care provider. The injured
          employee will be advised to deliver the form to the medical facility, have the form completed, and then
          return the form to his/her supervisor, who in turn will promptly deliver the form to the City
          Occupational Safety and Health Officer. The physician’s name, medical facility, address and telephone
          number must be written on page two (2) of the form.

B. Claims Management

The Bureau of Risk Management manages the City’s workers’ compensation program and has chosen to utilize a
third party administrator (TPA) to administrate the claims process. The claim process is as follows:

     •    It is the employee’s responsibility to report immediately all injuries or illnesses, possibly related to their
          job, to their supervisor immediately. The employee will be offered a choice of physicians from the
          City’s authorized Panel of Physicians. Medical care, except for emergency care, from a doctor not on
          the panel is not covered.

     •    The supervisor should complete an Employers’ Accident Report within 24 hours of receipt of the
          employee’s notice of the occurrence of the accident and send it to his department safety officer. The
          safety officer will transmit the Employers’ Accident Report to the TPA by fax, 800-number, or internet.

     •    The TPA will establish a file and contact the employee, the supervisor and the treating physician before
          reaching a decision on compensability. If the claim is approved and the employee has lost more than
          seven (7) calendar days from work, the TPA will offer a Memorandum of Agreement to the employee
          for signature. The TPA will forward the signed Memorandum of Agreement to the Virginia Workers’
          Compensation Commission who will then issue an Award authorizing the payment of wage benefits.

     •    The TPA will issue the wage check and send it to Risk Management for review before releasing it to
          Payroll for delivery to the employee on payday.

     •    If a claim is denied, the injured employee will receive a denial letter from the TPA. Copies will be sent
          to the employee’s Appointing Authority, safety officer and Risk Management.

     •    The employee can contact the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, in writing, at any time in
          the claim process and request a hearing.

                                      Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
                                                    100 DMV Drive
                                                 Richmond, VA 23220
                                                    (804) 367-8600
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
                                 A.R. Number: 5.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                Supersedes: Replacement of Eye Glasses and Other Personal Items A.R.: 5.1 DATED: 9/1/2000

IV.   RESPONSIBILITIES

      •   Employee

          The employee is required to keep all appointments with the selected physician and accept the treatment
          recommended by that physician as well as any other physician, health care provider, or rehabilitation
          professional whom the employee is referred. Employees are responsible for providing their supervisor with
          written notice of the health care provider’s change in restrictions.

          The employee must report to his or her next scheduled shift once released by the health care provider. If
          released to modified or transitional duty, the employee must accept the assignment offered. Failure to
          follow the recommended course of treatment, report for modified duty, or accept job assignments may
          jeopardize the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits and/or result in disciplinary action.

          Failure to report any work-related injury/disease or to select a physician from the panel physician list could
          result in loss of payment for medical expenses.

      •   Department

          Department Safety Officers must ensure that all required forms are accurately submitted in a timely manner
          to the TPA or the City’s Occupational Safety and Health Officer. Departments are responsible for
          accurately reporting time lost because of on-the-job injuries or illness forwarding that information in a
          timely manner to Risk Management.

          Managers should encourage timely reporting of all work-related injuries or illnesses and assist employees
          with the process. When requested to provide modified or transitional duty, managers should actively assess
          the workplace for appropriate tasks and duties to encourage employee return-to-duty. If a suitable modified
          duty position cannot be found, the Department of Human Resources should be contacted to assist in finding
          reasonable accommodations, including tasks within the department that may be different than the
          employee’s regular job or reassignment to a different job.

          Managers should include safety expectations in supervisor and employee performance evaluations where
          appropriate.


V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor, the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.


                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                           Administrative Regulations
                                                             Office of the Mayor
                                                        Title: HOLIDAY POLICY
                                           A.R. Number: 5.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                          Supersedes: Holiday Policy A.R.: 5.2 DATED: 11/18/2005

I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this policy is to provide employees with a paid holiday benefit while continuing to meet, and not
       exceed, the overtime and compensatory time standards detailed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

II.    POLICY

       The following are declared as official paid holidays for all departments and agencies:

                 New Year’s Day.........................................................................January 1
                 M.L. King, Jr.’s Birthday......................................3rd Monday in January
                 Washington’s Birthday.........................................3rd Monday in February
                 Easter Monday/Spring Holiday........................…......Monday after Easter
                 Memorial Day............................................................Last Monday in May
                 Independence Day..............................................…...........................July 4
                 Labor Day...........................................................1st Monday in September
                 Thanksgiving Day............................................4th Thursday in November
                 Day After Thanksgiving...........................Friday following Thanksgiving
                 Christmas Eve/Winter Holiday.............................................December 24
                 Christmas Day/Winter Holiday.............................................December 25

III.   PROCEDURES

       1.   Employees are to receive these eleven (11) recognized holidays each year in addition to one (1) floating
            holiday. The floating holiday shall be earned by any individual employed prior to May 1st of a given
            calendar year and may be observed on any regular scheduled work day mutually convenient to the employee
            and Appointing Authority during that calendar year. Whenever a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it
            shall be observed on the day determined by the Director of Human Resources.

       2.   Employees must be in pay status before and after a holiday in order to receive pay for that holiday. For the
            purpose of computing total hours of work, holiday hours shall not be counted as work hours. If non-exempt
            employees are required to work on a holiday or if a holiday falls on a normal day off, such employees shall
            be treated as follows:

            a.   A non-exempt employee who would normally be off, but are required to work on a holiday, shall
                 receive pay at one and one-half times the non-exempt employee’s regular rate of pay for each hour
                 actually worked on the holiday. The non-exempt employee will also receive either holiday leave credit
                 or pay for the number of hours actually worked at the employee’s regular rate of pay (i.e. an employee
                 works 8 hours on the holiday, Wednesday, July 4. The employee receives 8 hours pay at one and one-
                 half times the regular rate plus 8 hours of holiday leave credit or 8 hours additional pay at the regular
                 rate).

            b.   A non-exempt employee whose normal day off falls on a holiday and who is not required to work on
                 that day, shall not receive additional pay but shall receive holiday leave credit equivalent to the number
                 of hours scheduled in the employees regular work day (i.e. an employee’s regular work schedule is
                 Tuesday through Saturday, normal days off are Sunday and Monday, and the holiday is Monday,
                 January 1. The employee receives the day off and receives 8 hours of holiday leave credit for Monday).
                                                     Administrative Regulations
                                                       Office of the Mayor
                                                      Title: HOLIDAY POLICY
                                         A.R. Number: 5.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                                         Supersedes: Holiday Policy A.R.: 5.2 DATED: 7/1/2002

           c.   The employee shall receive holiday pay under the provisions of subsection (a) above, unless the employee
                notifies the Appointing Authority, in writing, that he wishes to receive holiday leave credit. Holiday leave
                shall be taken off after the holiday, at a time convenient to both the non-exempt employee and the
                Appointing Authority.

      3.   Employees who wish to observe other holidays for religious or ethnic reasons (racial, religious, linguistic, or
           cultural heritage) may make arrangements with their Appointing Authorities prior to the holiday. If such
           arrangements are approved, the employee must charge this time to the employee’s vacation leave or personal
           holiday.

      4.   If an exempt employee under the FLSA guidelines is required to work on a holiday, the employee shall not
           receive overtime pay or compensatory time, but may be permitted if approved by the employee’s Appointing
           Authority, to take another day off as mutually agreed to by the employee and the Appointing Authority.

      5.   Special Provisions for Fire Personnel – Fire personnel who work a schedule authorized by 29 U.S.C. §207(k)
           shall receive twelve (12) hours of holiday leave credit for each designated holiday or the equivalent of one point
           five (1.5) times for any portion of a holiday. These Fire personnel shall only be entitled to leave credit and shall
           not receive pay in addition to their regular pay.

IV.        AUTHORITY

           29 U.S.C., §207(k)
           Fair Labor Standards Act

V.         REGULATION UPDATE

           The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
           Policy.



                                                                  APPROVED:




                                                                  MAYOR
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                                Title: MEAL ALLOWANCE
                                   A.R. Number: 5.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                                   Supersedes: Meal Allowance A.R.: 5.3 DATED: 8/9/2006

I.     POLICY

       When an unanticipated situation requires an employee to work beyond the regular work schedule, the City will
       provide the employee with a meal allowance of $10.00 to purchase food pursuant to this policy.

II.    PROCEDURES

       The following guidelines shall govern the payment of meal allowances:

       1.   The work to be performed must be unanticipated, and therefore, unscheduled in nature.
       2.   An employee must work at least two consecutive hours beyond their normal work schedules to be eligible
            for the meal allowance.
       3.   Except as herein stated, all employees required to work and meet the qualifications, should receive the
            allowance. This includes exempt and non-exempt classifications with the following exceptions: (1)
            Members of the Department of Police, (2) Members of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, and
            (3) Department Directors/Agency Director, and Deputy Directors.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.




                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                                  Title: SMOKING POLICY
                                     A.R. Number: 5.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                                     Supersedes: Smoking Policy A.R.: 5.4 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     POLICY

       It is the policy of the City of Richmond to enforce the State legislation and provide specific guidelines that
       comply with the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act.

       This policy applies to all facilities and areas owned, operated or leased by the City of Richmond. It applies to all
       City employees, individuals contracted to provide services to the City and visitors within City-controlled
       facilities and areas.

II.    PROCEDURE

       Smoking is defined by this policy as the carrying or holding of any lighted cigar, any other lighted smoking
       equipment, or the lighting, inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind.

       A.       Smoking is prohibited in:
                1. All entrances and exits to publicly owned or leased buildings.
                2. The interior, including vestibules, of all buildings owned, operated, or leased by the City.

       B.       Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas of all City facilities.

III.   RESPONSIBILITIES

       A.       Managers/Supervisors
                1. Ensure that employees comply with these guidelines.
                2. Allow an employee breaks in accordance with a clearly defined procedure.
                3. Exercise sound and reasonable judgment in enforcing this policy.

       B.       Employees

                All employees are required to follow the procedures outlined in this policy. Employees who believe
                that this policy is being violated may report such violations to their immediate supervisors.

                Failure to adhere to the policy may result in disciplinary action. Certain violations which constitute a
                safety hazard will be addressed firmly and immediately.

IV.    AUTHORITY

       Code of Virginia, Title 15.2, Chapter 28, Sections 15.2-2800 et seq. (Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act)

V.     REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.
                                                         APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                               Title: OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
                                     A.R. Number: 5.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                                  Supersedes: Outside Employment A.R.: 5.5 DATED: 12/13/2005


I.     PURPOSE

       The City of Richmond has no intention of regulating what employees do during their own time away from
       work as long as such activities do not represent a conflict of interest, or a legal liability to the City. Therefore,
       this policy is issued for the protection of both the employee and the City.

II.    POLICY

       City employees shall not engage in any employment, activity or enterprise which has been determined to
       expose the City to legal liability for acts of negligence growing out of such outside employment, or to be
       inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with the duties, functions, or responsibilities of their City
       employment. In addition, in the event that such outside employment activity or enterprise interferes with the
       employee’s performance, attendance, promptness, ability to work overtime or emergency hours, the employee
       may be required to discontinue it.

       Outside employment is defined as that employment which is outside the normal job for which an individual is
       employed by the City (this includes self-employment).

III.   PROCEDURE

       1.   The employee may not use his/her City position as a referral for outside employment. For example, a Utility
            Gas Inspector cannot indicate to a customer that something is wrong with a gas furnace and then refer the
            customer to the Inspector’s self-employment business.
       2.   City telephones, equipment, facilities, supplies, etc. shall not be used as a support mechanism for
            employees relating to secondary employment. For example, a mechanic engaged in secondary
            employment may not use City tools or facilities for such employment.
       3.   Employees shall not wear a City uniform or any other articles of clothing or accessories with a City logo to
            their secondary employment. Police officers with an approved off-duty employment assignment which is
            conditioned on the actual or potential use of law enforcement powers shall wear their standard police
            uniform and all issued equipment.
       4.   Employees may not use beepers, pagers, or other electronic devices for secondary employment while on
            duty. For example, a Police Officer who has a private security job may not carry and use a beeper for
            purposes of secondary employment while on duty.
       5.   Employees shall not engage in any outside employment during on duty hours. This includes the sale of
            products, consulting, or scheduling appointments to meet with customers.
       6.   Employees who are on injury leave, sick leave, receiving Worker’s Compensation or who are on light
            duty shall not engage in outside employment.
       7.   No paid political consulting will be permitted at any time.
       8.   Employees are required to seek written approval of the CAO or his designee prior to engaging in any outside
            employment, activity or enterprise. A copy of such approval will be actively maintained in the employees
            City personnel files. The absence of said approval from the employees City personnel files shall create a
            presumption that the employees failed to obtain the written approval required in this section. [The approval
            process for outside employment for law enforcement officers may be different than those outlined
            herein. Accordingly, those employees must consult with and conform to the requirements of their
            department.]
       9.   Employees will be required to sign a statement of ethics at the time of employment. All current employees
            will be required to sign a statement of ethics at the beginning of the performance evaluation period.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
                                  A.R. Number: 5.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                               Supersedes: Outside Employment A.R.: 5.5 DATED: 12/13/2005


IV.   RESPONSIBILITY

      It is the responsibility of each Department/Agency Director to ensure that each employee is aware of, and
      understands the content and effect of this policy. Particular attention should be given to communicating all
      aspects of this policy to new and prospective employees.

V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.


                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                         SECONDARY EMPLOYMENT REQUEST

NAME:                                            SSN:

POSITION:                                        DEPARTMENT:

SECONDARY EMPLOYER:

ADDRESS:                                         PHONE#:

                                                 HOURS / WK:

NATURE OF EMPLOYMENT: ____________________________________________________________

JOB TITLE / DESCRIPTION:




Will this secondary job in any way be considered a conflict of interest to your primary job
with the City? Yes            No

If yes please explain:




This employment will be conducted outside of my normal hours of employment with the City of
Richmond. It is understood that the requirements of my City position come first and if any conflict
should arise, or there is any violation of the outside employment policy, the secondary employment
will be stopped.


            Signature of Employee                          Date


Date Received by Supervisor: _________________


Reviewed By:


         Department / Agency Head                          Date

Secondary                  Approved      Disapproved
Employment

         _______________________________              __________________________
         Chief Administrative Officer                 Date
Copy of this request must be submitted to Employee’s Personnel File in Human Resources.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                        Title: PAYCHECK DISTRIBUTION and EARLY RELEASE of PAYCHECKS
                                  A.R. Number: 5.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                 Supersedes: Paycheck Distribution and Early Release of Paychecks A.R.: 5.6 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     POLICY

       It is policy to distribute payroll checks only in accordance with the following procedures.

II.    PROCEDURE

       A. Payroll Check Distribution. Employees may receive their paycheck on each payday as follows:

           1.   Non-shift employees may receive their paychecks after 8:00 a.m. on payday. In case payday Friday is a
                holiday, checks may be distributed after 2 p.m. on the Thursday before normal payday Friday.
           2.   Shift employees may, normally, receive their paychecks as early as practicable after 8:00 a.m. on
                payday. For shift workers whose regular work turn ends at midnight or later, but before 8:00 a.m.
                payday, department/agency director may approve and arrange for pick up after shift end. In approving
                distributions after shift end between midnight and 8:00 a.m. Friday, department/agency director should
                give due consideration to issues of security and privacy. In no instance will this regular pick up occur
                prior to 12 midnight before the official Friday payday (or 2:00 p.m. Thursday, if Friday is a holiday).

       B. Early Release of Paychecks. All paychecks are to be picked up by authorized payroll clerks or authorized
          substitutes.

           If an employee is going to be away on authorized absence on payday, the employee may submit a copy of an
           approved travel authorization or Application for Leave to the department/agency director with a request for
           early release of paycheck.

           If early release is approved, the check may be picked up from the department/agency payroll coordinator
           after 2 p.m. on the Thursday before payday.

           The City does not release funds to cover pay until payday. Those who receive their pay early must agree not
           to cash the paychecks prior to payday.

       C. Adverse Weather Conditions. If the City officially closes on payday due to adverse weather conditions, then
          paychecks will be distributed on the next work day.

       D. Direct Deposit Pay Option. The City encourages, and provides for the direct deposit of pay into employee’s
          designated bank on payday as a regular pay option.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       It shall be the responsibility of each Department/Agency Director to see that the above policy is adhered to.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.

                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                                     A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 9
                              Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

I.    PURPOSE
      A. This policy outlines the Employee Performance Evaluation System (EPES) and the process to be followed
         for evaluating City of Richmond employees.
      B. The goal of the performance evaluation system is to promote the continuous development of employees,
         resulting in the improvement of performance, keeping the goals and objectives of a high-performance
         organization.
      C. All City of Richmond employees in agencies whose Directors are appointed by the Chief Administrative
         Officer, classified or unclassified, shall be evaluated at least annually.
      D. Agencies whose directors are not appointed by the Chief Administrative Officer may choose to follow this
         Regulation, but are not required to do so.
      E. The Appointing Authority is required to ensure that the necessary training, policy guidance and management
         involvement, is provided to ensure the success of the EPES.
      F.   Employees in the pay range of 23 and above will not be evaluated under this system.
      G. The performance rating of an employee is not a guarantee of employment with the City of Richmond.

II.   POLICY
      A.       General
               1.   With the approval of the Department of Human Resources, an Appointing Authority may adopt
                    additional procedures to allow for agency-specific interpretation and application provided that:
                    a. Amendments do not conflict with this Regulation, and
                    b. In the event of conflicts, this Regulation will supersede.
               2.   The printing and/or procurement of performance evaluation forms and any other administrative
                    costs associated with the EPES will be incurred by each agency.
               3.   A copy of the performance evaluation form and any Regulation supplement will be on file in the
                    Department of Human Resources.
               4.   An employee’s performance evaluation is not grievable except under the conditions provided in the
                    Grievance and Appeal Section of the Personnel Rules for the Classified Service or under the
                    provisions of law.
               5.   To evaluate an employee’s performance, the supervisor must have supervised the employee for at
                    least ninety (90) days.
               6.   Employee Performance Evaluation Period:
                         a.   For probationary employees, this period begins on the date of hire, and
                         b.   For tenured employees the period extends from July 1 through June 30 of the following
                              year.
      B.       Probationary Evaluations
               1.   During the probationary period City employees will be evaluated during the first twelve months of
                    their employment with the City.
                                    Administrative Regulations
                                      Office of the Mayor
                         Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                       A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 9
                Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002


        a.   Within thirty (30) days of employment with the City, probationary employees shall receive:
                  i. A copy of this Regulation, in addition to any related departmental procedures; and
                 ii. The appropriate EPES form along with other related materials.
        b.   Probationary employees shall be evaluated through the following process:
                  i. A Planning Meeting within thirty (30) days of employment with the City,
                 ii. At least one Interim Progress Meeting within 180 days of employment with the City
                     or as needed, and
                 iii. The Annual Performance Evaluation Meeting at least thirty (30) days prior to the
                      completion of the probationary period.
                 iv. The next performance evaluation period for a newly tenured employee will be
                     through the end date of the next regularly standard employee performance evaluation
                     period in effect for tenured City employees, unless there are fewer than ninety (90)
                     days between the end of the probationary period and the standard evaluation period
                     end date.
                  v. If there are less than ninety (90) days between the end of the probationary period and
                     the evaluation period end date, then the newly tenured employee will be evaluated
                     during the following evaluation period, to include the additional (less than 90) days
                     from the previous evaluation period.
   2.   The receipt of a satisfactory rating on an interim performance evaluation does not change the
        probationary employee’s at-will employment status. During the probationary period, either the
        employer or the employee may terminate employment with the City for any or no reason.
C. Annual Evaluations
   1.   Classified and unclassified employees shall be evaluated by their immediate supervisor through the
        following activities:
        a.   Establishment of employee’s priorities by the supervisor for the evaluation period in
             consultation with the employee.
        b.   Approval of employee’s priorities from the Appointing Authority.
        c.   Participation in an Initial Planning Meeting within thirty (30) days of the evaluation period.
        d.   Participation in at least one Interim Progress Meeting with the employee within 180 days of
             the evaluation period, or as needed.
        e.   Participation in a Final Performance Evaluation Meeting at least thirty (30) days prior to the
             end of the Performance Evaluation Period.
   3.   Departments may, but are not required to, apply these regulations completely or in part to
        employees in the following categories:
        a.   Temporary,
        b.   Seasonal, or
        c.   Non-Permanent Grant Funded.
                                       Administrative Regulations
                                         Office of the Mayor
                              Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                            A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 9
                     Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

D. Performance Evaluation Meetings
    1.   Planning Meeting
         a.   The purpose of the Planning Meeting serves as an opportunity for the supervisor and employee
              to establish components by which the employee will be evaluated on over the performance
              evaluation period.
         b.   In preparation for the Planning Meeting the supervisor must consult with the employee in the
              development of:
              i.         Performance Factor Values, in accordance with Section ii of this regulation;
              ii.        Priorities for the next Evaluation Period; and
              iii.       To acquire approval from the Appointing Authority for the employee’s Performance
                         Factor Values and Priorities.
         c.   Items for discussion in the Planning Meeting may include, but are not limited to:
              i.         The purpose of the Employee Performance Evaluation System;
              ii.        Performance Factors and their values;
              iii.       Performance rating and the ranges;
              iv.        Salary increase levels and the applicable ranges;
              v.         Training and Development;
              vi.        Employee’s Priorities for the Evaluation Period; and
              vii.       Past performance in comparison to current expectations.
    2.   Interim Progress Meeting
         a.   The purpose of the Interim Progress Meeting is to allow the supervisor to consult with the
              employee on their performance prior to the Annual Report. Giving the employee appropriate
              time to make any adjustment deemed necessary to improve the anticipated overall Performance
              rating.
         b.   The Supervisor will rate the employee based on the scale outlined in Section II (D)(3.b.iii) of
              this regulation.
         c.   The Interim Progress Meeting is not intended to be used in the final Performance Rating Range
              or to determine eligibility for salary increase levels.
         d.   Employees will participate in at least one Interim Progress Meeting within 180 days after the
              beginning of the performance evaluation period. Additional Interim Progress Meetings may be
              scheduled if the employee:
              i.         Is considered to be in probationary status;
              ii.        Previous Annual Performance Rating Range was 100 – 199; or
            iii.      If it is determined that additional Interim Progress Meetings is deemed necessary for
the development of the employee.
                                    Administrative Regulations
                                      Office of the Mayor
                          Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                        A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 9
                 Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002


3.   Final Meeting
     a.   The purpose of the Final Performance Evaluation Meeting is to present the employee’s
          Performance Rating Range. The supervisor should seek the employee’s comments and
          suggestions to create an atmosphere in which the employee is encouraged to speak candidly
          and reply to criticisms or suggestions offered. The meeting provides the supervisor and
          employee with an opportunity to engage in an open and constructive discussion regarding the
          employee’s:
          i.         Job performance;
          ii.        Accomplishments;
          iii.       Areas of needed improvement;
          iv.        Training and development; and
          v.         Priorities for the next evaluation period.
     b.   During the annual meeting the supervisor should discuss the following items with the
          employee:
          i.         Evaluation Factor: As it relates to the employee’s specific job title and function over
                     the evaluation period;
          ii.        Value: The level of importance that each Evaluation Factor has on the employee’s
                     performance in relation to other Evaluation Factors; and
          iii.       Annual Rate: this item rates the employee’s performance on each evaluation factor
                     based on the following scale:
                         1.   4 = Exceptional: Employee’s performance was extremely effective based on
                              evaluated factors and established priorities during the evaluation period.
                              Their performance resulted in extraordinary achievements, with significant
                              contributions to overall objectives of the City of Richmond.
                         2.   3 = Exceeds Standards: Employee frequently generated results that were
                              above established expectations for the position during the evaluation period,
                              and contributed in a superior manner to support the City’s overall mission.
                              Their performance resulted in major contributions to the overall objectives of
                              the City of Richmond.
                         3.   2 = Meets Standards: Moderately effective in the fulfillment of all
                              established evaluation factors for the performance period. Their performance
                              supported the achievement of the overall objectives of the City of Richmond.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                              A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 9
                       Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

                                4.   1 = Below Standards: Performance often failed to meet the established
                                     evaluation factors for the performance period by falling short of desired
                                     results. Their performance was not effective in the achievement of the
                                     overall objectives of the City of Richmond.
Note: In accordance with Personnel Rule 4.4, the Appointing Authority may recommend to the Director of
Human Resources that an employee be demoted to a lower classification within the Agency due to
performance.

                iv.        Scores: This item represents the Value multiplied by the Rate and the process is
                           repeated for each of the Evaluation Factors.
                v.         Performance Rating: this item is the total of all the Scores from Section iv above.
                vi.        Performance Rating Range: This item identifies the employee’s eligibility for salary
                           increase in accordance with Section 0 of this regulation, as outlined below
                                a.   100 - 199: Not eligible for salary increase,
                                b.   200 - 299: Eligible for C level salary increase,
                                c.   300 - 379: Eligible for B level salary increase,
                                d.   380 - 400: Eligible for A level salary increase,
                vii.       Examples of accomplishments that resulted in an overall performance of an overall
                           rating of 380 - 400.
                viii.      Examples of actions that resulted in an overall performance of an overall rating of 100
                           - 199.
                ix.        Training and development that would help the employee improve over the next
                           Evaluation Period.
                           1.   Training and development is not limited to formal training such as classes,
                                conferences and formal workshops.
                           2.   Supervisors may provide developmental opportunities for employees
                                through various activities such as assigning new tasks, delegating more
                                responsibilities, cross training and job shadowing.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                                 A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 9
                          Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002
                     3.   At the end of the Annual Meeting the employee will be asked to sign the performance
                          evaluation form. The employee must be informed that their signature does not indicate
                          agreement with the evaluation. It only indicates that the employee has participated in the
                          process.
                     4.   The supervisor will provide a copy of the completed evaluation form to the employee.

III.   PROCEDURES
       A.   The Appointing Authority will consult with the Department of Human Resources to ensure the Values
            for Evaluation Factors are consistent and aligned with the City’s goals and objectives.
            1.       Appointing Authorities will submit the EPES Value Summary form to the Director of the
                     Department of Human Resources, identifying the class titles that will be included in each of
                     the value structures.
       B.   Prior to the evaluation being presented to the employee at the initial meeting, the supervisor must
            submit the recommended employee’s performance evaluation to the Appointing Authority for review of
            the:
            1.       Training and Development plan, and
            2.       Priorities for the Evaluation Period.

       C.   The supervisor will then conduct a Planning Meeting with the employee in accordance with Section 1
            of this regulation.
       D.   The Interim Progress Meeting in accordance with Section 2 of this regulation will follow.
       E.   Prior to the supervisor giving the employee the final rating, it needs to be reviewed and agreed to by the
            agency head.
       F.   At the end of the Evaluation Period as identified in Section 6, the supervisor will conduct the Annual
            Evaluation Meeting as outlined in Section 3 of this regulation.
       G.   The supervisor will then forward the completed form(s) to the Human Resource Designee for the
            completion of the Performance Evaluation spreadsheet to include employees:
            a.       Employee Identification Number
            b.       Name, and
            c.       Salary increase level eligibility.
            d.       The spreadsheet will be forwarded to the Department of Human Resources’ Chief of
                     Operations and Policy within 30 days after the completion of the Evaluation Period.
       H.   The original performance evaluation form will be forwarded to the Department of Human Resources for
            filing in the employee’s official personnel file.
                                             Administrative Regulations
                                               Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                                 A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 9
                          Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

IV.   RESPONSIBILITIES
      A.    To ensure the effective implementation of this regulation all parties share the responsibility for
            implementation and application of this regulation.
            1.       Employee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
                     a.   Understand the duties and responsibilities required of the position in addition to the work
                          unit goals, division, department, and the City’s strategic goals.
                     b.   Be aware of the assigned priorities and values by which they will be rated, as well as all
                          aspects of the EPES,
                     c.   Contribute to the development of the Performance Factors and provide performance input
                          throughout the evaluation period.
                     d.   Requesting a copy of the initial Performance Evaluation form, initialing the form after the
                          Interim Progress Meeting and a signed copy of the completed evaluation instrument.
                     e.   Signing the Performance Evaluation Form at the conclusion of the meeting to indicate that
                          they participated in the process. Refusal to sign does not make the performance
                          evaluation unofficial.
                     f.   Submitting a written memo identifying any disagreements within ten days to the
                          Appointing Authority. This memo will be attached to the employee’s Performance
                          Evaluation Form.
            2.       Supervisor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
                     a.   Communicate the established Values for the Performance Factors to employees under
                          their supervision at the beginning of the performance evaluation cycle.
                     b.   The supervisor shall regularly document employees’ performance and provide feedback to
                          the employee throughout the evaluation period.
                     c.   Conduct the required Initial Planning, Interim Progress and Annual meetings as outlined
                          in Section D of this regulation.
            3.       Appointing Authority responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
                     a.   The designation of someone to perform the responsibilities outlined in this regulation as
                          needed.
                     b.   Establishing the Values for each performance factor for the respective employee classes
                          under their jurisdiction.
                     c.   Ensuring that the department is in compliance with this regulation.
                     d.   Establishing consistency, completeness, documentation, and accuracy so that the final
                          evaluation represents a consensus view of the employee’s performance.
                     e.   Selection of a department Performance Evaluation Coordinator for the agency who will
                          administer the performance evaluation system in accordance with this Administrative
                          Regulation and any other established departmental procedures. The Performance
                          Evaluation Coordinator will also be the primary point of contact for agency employees
                          concerning performance evaluation issues.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                    Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                                  A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 8 of 9
                           Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

                      f.   The Appointing Authority will ensure that no more than 10% of their agency’s workforce
                           is eligible for the A level salary increase and 30% of their agency’s workforce is eligible
                           for the B level salary increase, unless adjusted by the Chief Administrative Officer based
                           on unique circumstances involving agency performance.
             4.       The responsibilities of the Department of Human Resources’ Director include, but are not
                      limited to:
                      a.   Advocating for the compliance of this regulation.
                      b.   Providing general guidance and training on the performance evaluation system, and as
                           needed, to the Appointing Authorities.
                      c.   Maintaining the original copy of each employee’s evaluation in his/her official personnel file.
                      d.   Approving changes to the Employee Performance Evaluation System.

B. Change of Supervisor during Evaluation Period
           1. If an employee’s supervisor changes position during the evaluation period, the supervisor is
               required to rate the employee if the employee was supervised for at least ninety calendar days of
               the current evaluation period. A copy of the performance evaluation should be provided to:
                    a. The new supervisor of the employee,
                    b. The employee, and
                    c. The Department of Human Resources.
           2. If a supervisor leaves City service through resignation or retirement, they are required to complete
              an evaluation of their employees, providing they have supervised the employee for at least ninety
              calendar days prior to separating from City service.
           3. If a supervisor changes their position through demotion, dismissal, forfeiture or reduction in force at
              any time in the evaluation cycle, they are not allowed to complete an evaluation of their employees.
              The employee will be rated for this period by the Appointing Authority.
           4. When an employee leaves a position for any reason after completing ninety days of the evaluation
              period and they have been supervised by the same person for at least ninety days, that supervisor
              must prepare and forward a performance evaluation to complete the employee performance record
              to the Department of Human Resources.

    C.       Compensation
             1.     Annual salary increases will be determined by City Council for each fiscal year after the
                    completion of the evaluation period.
             2.     All sworn officers in the following classifications of the Fire and Police Department will
                    utilize this EPES for evaluation purposes only:
                    a. Recruit;
                    b. All levels of Fire and Police Officers;
                    c. Police Sergeant;
                    d. Fire and Police Lieutenants;
                    e. Fire and Police Captain; and
                    f. Battalion Chief.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                      Title: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
                                    A.R. Number: 5.7 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 9 of 9
                             Supersedes: Performance Evaluation System A.R.: 5.7 DATED: 4/1/2002

V. DEFINITIONS
      A.     The definitions listed in the Personnel Rules for the Classified Service (General Provisions) shall apply
             to this policy except as supplemented below.
             1. Employee: A paid employee in the classified or unclassified service occupying a permanent or
                  temporary position.
             2. Evaluation Period: An established time period during which an employee’s performance is
                  evaluated in accordance with this Regulation and any approved supplement.
             3. Days: Unless otherwise stated, all references to days in this regulation refer to calendar days.
             4. Official Rating: A performance evaluation rating that is completed and filed in the employee’s
                  personnel file in the Department of Human Resources.
             5. Performance Evaluation System: Provides effective performance feedback to motivate employees,
                  to provide career and skill development, to counsel on performance issues and to manage
                  performance assessment process.

VI. REGULATION UPDATE

        A.       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for
                 modifications to this regulation.




                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
             Title: RECLAIMING CITY PROPERTY OR MONIES OWED UPON EMPLOYEE SEPARATION
                                  A.R. Number: 5.8 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
         Supersedes: Reclaiming City Property or Monies Owed Upon Employee Separation A.R.: 5.8 DATED: 9/1/2000


I.     POLICY

       Upon separation from City employment, an employee prior to receiving a final paycheck shall return all property
       and pay any outstanding debts to the City.

II.    PROCEDURE

       A written request for the return of property or monies owed the City should be sent, from the Agency Director or
       designee, to the employee. If the employee is still working it is the responsibility of the Appointing Authority to
       make arrangements for the employee to return property before separating. Notification must be included in the
       correspondence that failure by the employee to return the property or monies owed; or to otherwise make
       satisfactory arrangements may result in legal action being taken against the employee.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       Department/Agency Directors or designee shall monitor their internal affairs to ensure that City property is
       collected prior to separation.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.


                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                              Title: PERSONAL APPEARANCE
                                    A.R. Number: 5.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
                                 Supersedes: Dress Code Guidelines A.R.: 5.11 DATED: 8/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this policy is to define the appropriate dress for City of Richmond employees. This policy
       specifies what acceptable attire is during regular work hours and on designated casual days. It is important for
       all employees to be well groomed, neat, and to dress appropriately for his/her job. While we trust each
       employee’s common sense and good judgment, a dress code must be followed that is appropriate for the work
       environment. It not only communicates our level of professionalism, but it also communicates our commitment
       to customer service. In providing services, employees should display the qualities of stability, competency,
       impeccable character, common sense, and sound judgment through their actions as well as their appearance.
       That appearance should be professional and business-like at all times.

II.    POLICY

       It is the policy of the City of Richmond that employees shall demonstrate a professional appearance during all
       work hours. Listed below is a general overview of acceptable professional dress for regular work hours. This list
       is not completely comprehensive nor does it apply to employees who wear uniforms or employees whose job
       duties are inconsistent with the content of this policy. Those employees are to follow uniform standards for their
       department. This regulation should, however, serve as a general guideline for employees to make dress choices
       that are consistent with the City’s professional business image.

III.   PROCEDURE

       A. General Guidelines

       The City wishes to provide a work environment that is free of safety hazards, offensive behavior and harassment
       of any kind. Therefore, the following general guidelines should be followed:

       1. Clothing should be worn to fit in such a manner that it does not expose the abdomen, chest or buttocks areas.
       2. Clothing should be free of sexually related references, and should not promote the use of illegal drugs.
       3. Jewelry and tattoos should not pose a conflict with the job or work environment, which includes, but is not
          limited to, safety of self or others; perceived offense on the basis of race, sex, religion, etc.; customer
          complaints.
       4. Shoes must be worn at all times.
       5. Sexually provocative clothing is prohibited.

       B. Professional Attire (Monday – Thursday)

         Professional business attire will include, but is not limited to:

            •   Suits
            •   sports coat or blazer
            •   blouse, dress shirt (long or short sleeve), or sweater
            •   dress pants or trousers
            •   dresses, skirts (no shorter than directly above the knee)
            •   dress shoes or dress sandals
            •   socks or hosiery
                                             Administrative Regulations
                                               Office of the Mayor
                                         Title: PERSONAL APPEARANCE
                               A.R. Number: 5.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
                            Supersedes: Dress Code Guidelines A.R.: 5.11 DATED: 8/1/2000

C. Casual Fridays

 As permitted by the Agency Head/Appointing Authority, Fridays may be casual dress. Departments may
 establish their own list of acceptable casual wear, however anything more casual than what is outlined in this
 regulation is prohibited. Casual Fridays require that employees continue to portray a professional image while
 taking advantage of more casual and relaxed clothing. “Casual Fridays” offers an alternative to more formal
 professional business attire. In contrast, all casual clothing is not appropriate for the office. Items that may be
 perfect for leisure activities are not appropriate for the office, nor are they consistent with the kind of
 professional image the City seeks to convey.

 Below is a listing of acceptable casual wear as well as some of the more common items that are not acceptable
 for the office. Please note that the list is not completely inclusive. Instead, this list serves as a general guideline
 for employees to make intelligent judgments about items that are not specifically addressed. A good rule of
 thumb is that if you are not sure if something is acceptable, choose something else.

 Acceptable Items:

 •    Jeans (this does not include torn, faded, form-fitting, low-rise, or patched jeans)
 •    Cotton (or other material such as polyester) pants or trousers
 •    Dress shirt or blouse with collars, sweaters, turtlenecks, pullover shirt
 •    Dress shoes, loafers, casual or dress boots, dress sandals

 Unacceptable Items:

 • Torn , faded, or patched jeans, hip-huggers, bib-overalls, spandex or other form-fitting pants, shorts, cotton or
   nylon sweatpants, or any other athletic attire or beachwear
 • Casual dresses, skirts
 • Sweatshirts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps
 • Athletic shoes, work boots, casual sandals, flip flops, hiking boots or hiking sandals, thongs, slippers

 D. Uniform Requirements

 This policy does not apply to employees who are required to wear uniforms or employees who are involved in
 other specialized work environments as determined by the Agency Appointing Authority. Employees are
 required to adhere to uniform standards as set by the respective agency. Employees are required to wear uniform
 in an appropriate manner; shirt buttoned and preferably tucked inside of pants, sleeves not rolled up, clean, and
 wrinkle-free.

 E. Religious Attire

 Employees that have a concern with any aspect of the Dress Code policy due to religious beliefs should
 communicate it to his or her direct supervisor or the Department of Human Resources. If the employee makes a
 request for deviation from this policy based on religious belief, the City will attempt to make a reasonable
 accommodation.
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: PERSONAL APPEARANCE
                                  A.R. Number: 5.9 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
                               Supersedes: Dress Code Guidelines A.R.: 5.11 DATED: 8/1/2000

IV.   RESPONSIBILITY

      •   All Department/Agency Directors or their respective designees are responsible for interpreting and
          enforcing dress and grooming standards in their agencies Additionally, Agency Directors have the
          responsibility to inform and advise their employees of appropriate attire when meeting the general public,
          representing the City of Richmond, attending Board meetings, attending public hearings or any other time
          the Appointing Authority deems it necessary.

      •   Any employee whose appearance does not meet these standards will be counseled by his or her direct
          supervisor. If the appearance is excessively distracting or the clothing is unsafe, the employee may be sent
          home to correct the problem. Time spent away from the office for this purpose may be charged to that
          employee’s annual leave. Repeated disregard for this dress policy may result in disciplinary action up to
          and including termination.

      •   Reasonable accommodation will be made for employees’ religious beliefs and disabilities whenever
          possible, consistent with the business necessity to present a professional appearance to the public.
          Questions or complaints that cannot be handled to an employee’s satisfaction by his or her direct supervisor
          should be taken to the Department of Human Resources.

      •   Ultimately, the responsibility for appropriate attire falls upon the individual employee. We ask that you refer
          to this policy to determine what to wear.

V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modification of this
      Policy.


                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
                                    A.R. Number: 5.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 5
                         Supersedes: Privacy of Protected Health Information A.R.: 5.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     POLICY

       Additional privacy regulations issued under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
       (“HIPAA”) require the maintenance of privacy of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) and restrict the use and
       disclosure of PHI. As a sponsor of a group health plan, the City is not a covered entity under HIPAA. This policy
       outlines various privacy protocols and procedures intended to ensure the confidentiality, security, and integrity of
       PHI.

II.    DEFINITIONS

       A. Protected Health Information (“PHI”) - means individually identifiable health information, as defined by
          HIPAA, that is created or received by the City and that relates to past, present, or future physical or mental
          health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future
          payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and that identifies the individual or for which there is
          a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual. PHI includes information
          of persons living or deceased.

       B. Summary Health Information (SHI) - Summary Health Information is information on the claims history of
          covered individuals. Employers may obtain Summary Health Information only for the purpose of changing
          or terminating their plan or obtaining bids. Individually identifiable information is deleted from Summary
          Health Information, except this information can be aggregated at the five-digit Zip code level.

       C. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

       D. Business Associates - contracts with outside persons or organizations, examples of these outside persons
              include laboratories that conduct medical tests and analyze medical statistics.

       E. HIPAA Privacy Officer – The individual named by the City of Richmond as it’s Privacy Officer for HIPPA
             compliance in accordance with HIPPA regulations.

III.   PROCEDURES

       This procedure describes how medical information about an employee may be used and disclosed and how the
       employee can get access to this information. Notice of Privacy Practices – Protected Health Information applies
       to Protected Health Information (PHI) associated with various governmental functions performed by the City.
       This procedure describes how the City may use and disclose personal health information to carry out its
       operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. The City is required by the privacy
       regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) to maintain
       the privacy of Protected Health Information and to provide individuals notice of its legal duties and privacy
       practices concerning Protected Health Information. In the event applicable law, other than HIPAA, prohibits or
       materially limits its uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information, as set forth below, the City will follow
       the more stringent standard.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                         Title: PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
                            A.R. Number: 5.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 5
                 Supersedes: Privacy of Protected Health Information A.R.: 5.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

The City is required to abide by the terms of this regulation so long as it remains in effect. The City reserves the
right to change the terms of this procedure as necessary and to make it effective for all Protected Health
Information it maintains. If the City makes material changes to its privacy practices, revised notices and
procedures will be available within City offices and copies may be obtained by contacting the City at the
telephone number or address provided in this Regulation or on the City’s Web site at www.richmondgov.com.

A. Uses and Disclosures of your Protected Health Information

    The following categories describe different ways that the City uses and discloses PHI. For each category of
    uses and disclosures an explanation is provided and, where appropriate, examples are given. Not every use
    or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways the City is permitted or required to use
    and disclose PHI will fall within one of the categories.

    1.   Your Authorization – Except as outlined below, the City will not use or disclose your PHI unless you
         have signed a form authorizing the use or disclosure. You have the right to revoke that authorization in
         writing except to the extent that the City has taken action in reliance upon the authorization.

    2.   To Carry Out Treatment Functions – The City may use or disclose your PHI without your permission
         for health care providers to provide you with treatment.

    3.   To Carry Out Certain Operations Relating to Your Benefit Plan – The City may use and disclose your
         PHI as necessary of its health care operations. Examples of health care operations include activities
         relating to the creation, renewal, or replacement of a Health Plan.

    4.   Business Associates – Certain aspects and components of the City’s services are performed through
         contracts with outside persons or organizations. Examples of these outside persons include laboratories
         that conduct medical tests and analyze medical statistics. At times, it may be necessary for the City to
         provide your PHI to one or more of these outside persons or organizations.

    5.   To Carry Out Certain Government Operations – The City may use or disclose your PHI without your
         permission to carry out certain limited activities relating to various governmental functions. Examples
         include review of applications for the Shared Leave Program, certifications required by the Passport to
         Wellness Program, review of applications for Family Medical Leave Act, review of disability retirement
         requests, and other specialized government functions. The City will make reasonable efforts to limit
         such uses and disclosures to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the use,
         disclosure or request.

    6.   Other Uses and Disclosures – The City may make certain other uses and disclosures of your PHI
         without your authorization.

         •   The City may use or disclose your PHI for any purpose required by law.

         •   The City may disclose your PHI for public health activities, such as reporting a disease, injury,
             birth and death, and for public health investigations.
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                         Title: PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
                            A.R. Number: 5.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 5
                 Supersedes: Privacy of Protected Health Information A.R.: 5.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

   •    The City may disclose your PHI to the proper authorities if child abuse or neglect is suspected; the City
        may also disclose your PHI if there is reasonable belief that you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or
        domestic violence.

   •    The City may disclose your PHI if authorized by law to a government oversight agency conducting
        audits, investigations, or civil or criminal proceedings.

   •    The City may disclose your PHI in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding, to respond to a
        subpoena or discovery request, or other court order.

   •    The City may disclose your PHI to the proper authorities for law enforcement purposes.

   •    The City may disclose your PHI to coroners, medical examiners, and/or funeral directors consistent with
        law.

   •    The City may use or disclose your PHI to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to your health
        or safety or the health and safety of the general public.

   •    The City may use or disclose your PHI for organ, eye or tissue donation.

   •    The City may use or disclose your PHI for research purposes, but only as permitted by law.

   •    The City may use or disclose your PHI if you are a member of the military as required by armed forces
        services, and we may also disclose your PHI for other specialized government functions such as
        national security or intelligence activities.

   •    The City may disclose your PHI to workers’ compensation agencies for your workers’ compensation
        benefit determination and as necessary to comply with workers’ compensation laws.

   •    The City will, if required by law, release your PHI to the Secretary of the Department of Health and
        Human Services for enforcement of HIPAA.

B. Your Rights

   1.   Access to Your PHI – You have the right to inspect and or to obtain a copy your PHI that is included in
        certain records we maintain. Under limited circumstances, we may deny you access to a portion of your
        records. If you request copies, we may charge you copying and mailing costs. Certain requests for
        access to your PHI must be in writing, must state that you want access to your PHI and must be signed
        by you or your representative.

   2.   Amendments to Your PHI – You have the right to request that PHI that we maintain about you be
        amended or corrected. We are not obligated to make all requested amendments but will give each
        request careful consideration. If we determine that the record is inaccurate, and the law permits us to
        amend it, we will correct it. To be considered, your amendment request must be in writing, must be
        signed by you or your representative, and must state the reasons for the amendment/correction request.
        If your doctor or another person created the information that you want to change, you should ask that
        person to amend the information.
                                           Administrative Regulations
                                             Office of the Mayor
                          Title: PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
                             A.R. Number: 5.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 5
                  Supersedes: Privacy of Protected Health Information A.R.: 5.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

3.   Accounting for Disclosures of Your PHI – You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures
     made by us of your PHI. To be considered, your accounting requests must be in writing and signed by you
     or your representative. The accounting that we provide will not include disclosures made before April 14,
     2003, disclosures made in the course of conducting governmental operations, disclosures made for
     treatment, payment or health care operations, disclosures made earlier than six years before the date of your
     request, and certain other disclosures that are accepted by law. The first accounting in any 12-month period
     is free; however, the City may charge you a reasonable fee for each additional accounting you request within
     the same 12-month period.

4.   Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of Your PHI - You have the right to request restriction on certain of the
     City’s uses and disclosures of your PHI for insurance payment or health care operations, disclosures made to
     persons involved in your care, and disclosures for disaster relief purposes. For example, you may request
     that the City not disclose your PHI to your spouse. Your request must describe in detail the restriction you
     are requesting. HIPAA does not require the City to agree to your request. The City will accommodate
     reasonable requests when appropriate. The City retains the right to terminate an agreed-to restriction if the
     City believes such termination is appropriate. In the event of a termination by the City, the City will notify
     you of such termination. You also have the right to terminate, in writing, any agreed-to restriction.
     Requests forms can be obtained by contacting the City at the address below.

5.   Request for Confidential Communications – You have the right to request that communications regarding
     your PHI be made by alternative means or at alternative locations. For example, you may request that
     messages not be left on voice mail or sent to a particular address. The City will accommodate reasonable
     requests; however, the City is not required to agree to all requests.

6.   Right to a Copy of the Notice – You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice upon request.

7.   Complaints – If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the City at
     the address below. You may also file a complaint in writing with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
     Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, 150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 372; Public
     Ledger Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111. Main Line (215) 861-4441. Hotline (800) 368-1019. FAX
     (215) 861-4431. TDD (215) 861-4440. For all complaints filed by e-mail send to:
     OCRComplaint@hhs.gov. Complaints must be filed in writing, either on paper or electronically; name the
     entity that is the subject of the complaint and describe the acts or omissions believed to be in violation of the
     applicable requirements of HIPAA, and be filed within 180 days of the believed violation.

C. For More Information or Complaints

     If you have questions or need further assistance regarding this Notice, are concerned that the City has
     violated your privacy rights or disagree with a decision that the City made about access to your PHI, you
     may contact the Privacy Officer at:

                                      HIPAA Privacy Officer
                                      City of Richmond, Department of Human Resources
                                      900 East Broad Street, Suite 902
                                      Richmond, Virginia 23219
                                      Telephone Number: (804) 646-5660
                                      FAX Number: (804) 646-5856
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                              Title: PRIVACY OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
                                 A.R. Number: 5.10 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 5
                      Supersedes: Privacy of Protected Health Information A.R.: 5.15 DATED: 9/1/2004

IV.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Regulation.

V.    EXHIBITS

      A. Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information

      B. Questions and Answers for Privacy of Protected Health Information



                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                City of Richmond, Virginia
                                                   Department of Human Resources

Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information

     As the person signing this authorization, I understand that I am giving permission to (entity) to disclose (name of
document) to the person(s) or organization(s) I have indicated below.

       I designate (insert name of individual) as my personal representative to act on my behalf in making health care
related decisions, receiving health care information, and/or disclosing my personal health information.

       I understand that (entity name) may disclose my       (state specific document) for the purpose of (ex.--billing my
insurance company or sending info to my attorney).

       The provisions of treatment, payment, enrollment in a health plan, or eligibility for benefits to me cannot be
conditioned on my signing of this authorization.

      The original or a copy of this authorization shall be included with my original records for at least six years.

       I have a right to revoke this authorization at any time, except to the extent that action has been taken by (entity) in
reliance to this request. I understand that if I choose to revoke this authorization, I must submit a written statement to
(entity). The written statement will be effective upon delivery to the provider in possession of my health information.

      Revocation of this authorization is not valid if this authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance
coverage.

       There is a potential for any information disclosed by this authorization to be rediscovered by the recipient and no
longer protected by the federal privacy regulations.

      I authorize (entity) to disclose my health information to the following organization(s) or person(s):

______________________________________________________________________________________________________


      __________________________________________________________ _______________________
                          Signature                                         Date

This information may be disclosed immediately for the following time period:

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                           City of Richmond
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act passed in 1996. This legislation established portability
of coverage rights and outlined rules for the electronic transfer of data. Out of these rules came recognition of the need to
ensure the privacy of personal health information. Because of the size of our plan these privacy regulations become
effective April 14, 2003. One requirement of the legislation is that everyone who handles personal health information be
trained on how to treat this information prior to the April 14th deadline. The following information has been identified as
the key components of this legislation. It is important in your job position that you understand these rules and adopt them
into your daily business practices.

What does HIPAA protect?
HIPAA specifically protects certain ‘Individually Identifiable Health Information” which the legislation calls “Protected
Health Information” or PHI. HIPAA only protects this information as it relates to medical and dental programs. It does
not extend to other benefits that use PHI such as Worker’s Compensation, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Family
Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or ADA.

PHI is best understood as any information that could be used by someone else to identify medical information about a
specific individual. It obviously includes name and social security number, but also includes address information,
demographic information such as date of birth and gender, and claim information such as date of service, place of service
and diagnosis.

How do I distinguish information that should be protected under HIPAA from other non-protected personal information?


HIPAA protects information as it comes into the Health Plan and as it leaves the Health Plan. The Health Plan can be
considered anyone involved in the treatment, payment, and operations of the health program. Therefore, it includes
medical providers, insurance carriers, and employers who sponsor health benefits.

Because the concept of the Health Plan is somewhat difficult to define, the safest recommended course of action is to treat
all personal information as confidential and “Top Secret”. In other words, treat all personal information AS IF it were
protected by HIPAA. This conservative approach will protect the organization from any breach of privacy. Remember,
companies are sued today for breaches in privacy under other laws such as FMLA and ADA. Just because it is not
protected by HIPAA doesn’t mean the organization can’t get in trouble if private health information is not treated
confidentially.

What is my responsibility in protecting personal health information?
•   On a global basis, your responsibility is to ensure that when you receive or use PHI that you treat it confidentially and
    in compliance with the HIPAA guidelines discussed below.

•   HIPAA is clear – do not discuss PHI openly where others can overhear; obtain only the information you absolutely
    need to know, and disclose only the “minimum necessary” to meet a valid request for PHI.

•   Evaluate your work location and current practices to identify potential security leaks:

    ♦    Do your files lock or is there a lock on the file room?
    ♦    Are there faxes received that contain PHI (i.e., EOBs, doctor’s bills)?
    ♦    Is the fax machine located where inappropriate persons could see these faxes?
    ♦    Is your computer screen facing people as they approach your desk?
    ♦    How do you store information? If you do not have files for medical information
         separate from general personnel files, you should establish separate, secure medical files.
    ♦    Are computers password-protected? Who has access to your e-mail?
    ♦   Before you discuss PHI with individuals over the telephone, how do you verify identity?

    ♦   Do you ever send PHI electronically? Is it encrypted or password protected?

    ♦   How do you dispose of PHI? Do you have a shredder?

•   Once you have done a thorough evaluation, conduct a “cost/harm” analysis of each breach. Ask yourself, “What is
    the risk of inappropriate disclosure”? What is the harm of this disclosure? What will it cost to close the leak? What
    will it cost to not close the leak?
•   If you decide not to close a leak, document how and why this decision was made.
•   Keep a copy of your security evaluation in event of a complaint or an audit.

Specific HIPAA Privacy Issues

•   Enrollment forms for medical and dental – you should store these forms separately from personnel files and make
    sure they are secure.
•   E-mail – if transmitting data (i.e., eligibility information), consider encrypting the file. You can also password
    protect attachments and call recipient with password and add a “confidentiality” tag to e-mails.
•   Voice Mails – do not leave PHI on a voice mail; instead, leave your name and number and ask for a return call. Also,
    don’t listen to voice mail on a speakerphone.
•   Telephone conversations – verify the identity of the speaker in a reasonable way and speak in a hushed or quiet voice
    if you do not have a private office.
•   Assisting employees and family members with claims:

        You can always disclose PHI to the individual who is also the claimant; however,
        you may find that the carrier or the provider will require a signed authorization
        before they will share information with you. You should keep blank authorization
        forms on hand for use.

        If a family member asks you to help resolve a claim issue on a claimant, you are
        okay to do so without an authorization from the claimant because this is considered
        part of normal plan operations.

        If someone requests PHI on someone other than themselves for a reason other than
        to get a claim paid, you should get a signed authorization from the individual first.

        If the request comes from an adult personal representative (i.e., power of attorney),
        verify the identity and obtain a copy of the power of attorney for your files; then
        you can release PHI as if you were talking to the individual.

        If a parent requests information on a child, you may disclose PHI if it is to resolve
        a claim. In other situations, generally you can disclose information to a parent
        unless state laws allow a child to get specific medical treatment without parental
        consent. If a parent is requesting specific medical information, you may request
        an opinion of the Deputy Privacy Official or Legal Counsel.

        Disclosure to a provider – to facilitate claim payments, you may disclose PHI to
        providers; however, the provider may require an authorization from the claimant.

        Disclosure in response to subpoena or court order – you may disclose the requested
        information in response to a court order. In the event of a subpoena, we recommend
        you obtain legal advice to determine the legitimacy of the subpoena. PHI that is
        disclosed as the result of a subpoena should be logged in the HIPAA Privacy
        Disclosure Log unless the subpoena is part of a criminal investigation.

        Worker’s Compensation – In some states, you will need a signed authorization
        form to provide PHI for a worker’s compensation claim if the PHI comes from
        the Plan. Doctors may also require a signed authorization before they will release
        any medical information even though Worker’s Compensation is not protected by HIPAA.

        Pre-employment screening results – you can require a signed authorization releasing
        the test results as a condition for consideration for employment. Screening centers
         will not release results to you without an authorization.

         Disclosures required for administration of STD, LTD, FMLA, ADA –
         you may need a signed authorization form to get providers to release information
         necessary to administer these plans. For example, if you need medical information
         to justify the continuation of STD benefits. It is recommended that you have the
         employee sign and authorization form at the time they complete the initial paperwork
         for the benefit.

         Disclosure of PHI to supervisors – never give a supervisor an employee’s medical
         file. If you need to disclosure information for “return-to-work” consideration, you
         must get a signed authorization from the employee first.

         Do not release information about an employee’s visit to the Employee Assistance
         Program (EAP) to a supervisor without the employee’s signed authorization.

What do I do if I discover there has been an inappropriate disclosure?

If it was one-time disclosure, it does not need to be logged. If it is systemic, it should be reported to the
Privacy Official, and logged on the Disclosure Log.


What if I get complaints about a breach of HIPAA privacy?

You need to report all breaches to the Privacy Officer who will investigate. You should assist the individual
in their complaint by providing a complaint form.

Now that I have reviewed the HIPAA Privacy requirements and understand the need to keep protected
health information (PHI) confidential and secure, what do I need to do in the future?

In addition to keeping all personal health information confidential, you need to ensure that
all new hires or temporary employees who will handle this type of information are trained as well.
Individuals who are trained should sign an ongoing training log so that your training efforts are
documented in the event of an audit.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                 Title: RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
                                 A.R. Number: 5.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                        Supersedes: Religious Activities in the Workplace A.R.: 5.16 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.    POLICY

      The City of Richmond, as a public sector employer, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination of various
      religious faiths, activities, and practices for its employees. The City has no desire to mandate or interfere with
      one’s religious beliefs or non-beliefs and freedom to practice such beliefs. The City is not required, nor will it
      allow its employees time in the workplace or on the workplace premises to impose their beliefs (or non-beliefs)
      on others. The purpose of this Regulation is to lay out standards of operation which strike a balance in both the
      employee and the employer’s needs.

II.   PROCEDURE

          A. Religious Practice – Religious practices include traditional religious beliefs, moral and ethical beliefs,
             and beliefs that individuals hold “with strength of religious view”. They can include moral or ethical
             beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious
             views. The fact that no particular religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious
             group to which the individual employee professes to belong may not accept such beliefs, does not
             determine whether the belief is a religious belief of the employee or not. The issue is whether the
             religious belief is sincerely held by the individual.

          Examples of common religious practices:

               •   Observance of a Sabbath or religious holiday;
               •   Prayer or meditation;
               •   Following strict or particular dietary requirements; and
               •   Practices relating to dress and/or personal grooming.

          B. Religious Holidays – It is important that management, supervisors and fellow employees be sensitive to
             each others religious obligations regarding holiday observances. The City of Richmond observes a
             standard set of holidays and these holidays will not accommodate many religious beliefs and practices.
             As an employer, the City is committed to making reasonable accommodations so employees of various
             faiths and beliefs may observe holiday obligations. Whenever a reasonable accommodation can be
             made, employees should not be penalized for missing work for such an observance. The City grants
             employees a personal holiday and vacation leave which they may use for religious observances. The
             employee must submit the appropriate leave form and receive approval prior to taking the leave.

          C. Reasonable Accommodation – The City, as an employer, is required to reasonably accommodate
             religious practices unless the accommodation would cause an “undue hardship” on its business
             operations. Reasonable accommodations for religious purposes may include such things as flexible
             work schedules, floating holidays, use of lunch time for late arrival or early departure, staggered work
             hours, and permitting an employee to make up lost time due to a bon a fide observance of a religious
             practice. Additional alternatives may include; substituting between workers, exchanging employee
             hours, transferring employees, changing job assignments, allowing employees to use leave/break/lunch
             time for religious prayer, etc.

          D. Dress Accommodations for Religious Practices – Sometimes an employee’s religious beliefs or
             practices may require that the employee dress in a manner that is not consistent with City Dress Code
             standards or which do not convey the look that the City wishes for its workforce to display to the public.
             For example, an employee may wish to wear a head covering based or a religious practice or belief.
             Unless the City, as an employer, has a justified business necessity as to why the employee cannot be
             accommodated, the employee must be accommodated. When in doubt, consult Human Resources.
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
                                   A.R. Number: 5.11 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                          Supersedes: Religious Activities in the Workplace A.R.: 5.16 DATED: 9/1/2004

       E. Accommodating Sabbath Observances – The ‘reasonable hardship’ clause, along with common sense
          applies to allowing employees the day or time off to observe their day of Sabbath if it falls inside the
          employees regularly scheduled work hours. Whenever a reasonable accommodation (flex time, voluntary
          swaps and substitutes and transfer of job assignments may constitute reasonable accommodations) can be
          made without undue hardship, the City will attempt to accommodate individual employee requests.

       F.   Exemption from Social Security Benefits Due to Religious Belief - Employees who wish to be exempt from
            Social Security and Medicare Taxes because it violates their religious beliefs must complete the U.S.
            Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 4029; Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare
            Taxes and Waiver of Benefits. Exemptions from Social Security and Medicare taxes are available and apply
            to ministers, certain other religious workers, and members of certain recognized religious sects. Any
            employee that does not have an approved Form 4029 will have social security and Medicare taxes withheld
            and the City will pay its share. Such provisions shall not apply if there is a conflict with any other provision
            of federal law (i.e. – I-9 processing, etc).

III.   AUTHORITY

       Civil Rights Act of 1964

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources and the City Attorney’s Office shall be
       responsible for modifications to this Regulation.




                                                               APPROVED:




                                                               MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                     Title: RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES WITH FORMER EMPLOYEES
                                    A.R. Number: 5.12 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
               Supersedes: Restrictions on Certain Activities with Former Employees A.R.: 5.16 DATED: 8/25/2006

I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this policy is to protect the integrity of the process by which the City conducts business by
       discouraging employees from attempting to capitalize on the confidential and/or proprietary information they
       obtain through their employment with the City. The City also desires to keep others from capitalizing on the
       work-product information obtainable only through the assistance of these employees, in furtherance of the
       enterprise(s) they have or desire to have with the City.

II.    POLICY

       Current City Employees- Current City employees shall not knowingly provide assistance (whether for
       remuneration or otherwise) of any kind to any former employee of the City in connection with any proceeding,
       application, case, contract, or other particular matter involving the City or an agency thereof, if that matter is one
       in which the former employee participated personally and substantially in the matter through decision, approval,
       or recommendation. Said prohibition shall be in effect for one calendar year from the date the former employee’s
       term with the City ended.

       Employees who violate this provision shall be disciplined, up to and including termination.

       Former City Employees- For one calendar year after his or her term of employment with the City has ended, a
       former City employee is prohibited from providing personal and substantial assistance for remuneration of any
       kind to any party, in connection with any proceeding, application, case, contract, or other particular matter
       involving the City or an agency thereof, if that matter is one in which the former employee participated
       personally and substantially as a City employee through decision, approval or recommendation.

       A violation of this provision by a former employee shall either:

       1) constitute cause for the City to disqualify the party seeking to do business with the City in the matter in which
       the former employee was under prohibition; or
       2) constitute cause for the City to terminate the contract under which the former employee’s violation occurred.

III.   RESPONSIBILITY

       It is the responsibility of each Department/Agency Director to ensure that each employee is aware of, and
       understands the content and effect of this policy. Particular attention should be given to communicating all
       aspects of this policy to new and prospective employees.

IV.    REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.

                                                               APPROVED:




                                                               MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                               Title: EMPLOYEE PARKING SPACE
                                       A.R. Number: 6.1 Effective Date: 9/1/2000 Page: 1 of 1
                                  Supersedes: Employee Parking Spaces A.R.: N/A DATED: 2/1/1979

I.     POLICY

       The City of Richmond has a limited number of parking lot and deck spaces available for employee parking. The
       Director of Public Works shall make the allocation of parking spaces among City agencies.

       Specific assignment of parking spaces to employees shall be left to the judgment and discretion of the applicable
       Department/Agency Director.

II.    PROCEDURE

       A.       Short Term Parking - City Hall

                Short-term parking is available on a limited basis in City Hall "A" Deck. Persons requiring such parking
                should contact the City Hall Motor Pool Dispatchers to advise them of the time and the spaces required.

       B.       Car Pool Parking

                Car pooling is encouraged. Spaces are assigned to employees not already having a space. Only City of
                Richmond employees are eligible for this car pool program. Applications may be requested from
                Department of Public Works.

       C.       Illegal Parking

                The Public Works Department will be responsible for monitoring parking at City facilities. Any vehicle
                found to be parked in a space not assigned or not registered will be ticketed. Continued violations will
                result in towing and/or loss of parking space assignments. Illegally parked vehicles or vehicles parked in
                designated fire lanes will be towed from City premises.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Public Works shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Policy.


                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                      Title: MOTOR POOL AND CITY VEHICLE USAGE
                                     A.R. Number: 6.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
                                   Supersedes: City Vehicle Usage A.R.: 6.2 DATED: 7/1/2002

I.     PURPOSE

       This Administrative Policy sets forth the City’s Motor Pool Vehicle policies and procedures.

II.    APPLICATION

       The Administrative policy shall be applied to all Agency staff authorized to use City owned vehicles to conduct
       City business. These policies and procedures shall govern the use of City vehicles identified as “Pool” and
       “Take Home” vehicles. “Pool” vehicles may be Fleet Management, Agency assigned vehicles. “Take Home”
       vehicles are vehicles that are assigned to specific employees for City business purposes only.

III.   AUTHORIZED USERS

       1.   Prior to using a City vehicle, agency employees shall obtain authorization from their agency's authorizing
            representative.
       2.   Authorized users shall have in their possession a valid Commonwealth of Virginia Vehicle Operators
            License and a valid Authorized Vehicle Operator card issued by the City of Richmond Risk Management.
       3.   Each agency must have on file in the Fleet Management Motor Pool Office the name(s)
            and telephone number(s) of the individual(s) authorized to grant motor pool vehicle use.
            Agencies are responsible for advising Fleet Management ASAP of changes to the
            authorization list.

IV.    OPERATING BOUNDARIES

       1.   City vehicles are provided for use within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond.
       2.   Employees required to operate a vehicle outside the corporate limits to perform normal
            business must obtain permission from their Appointing Authority prior to operating a City
            vehicle outside the City's corporate limits.
       3.   Take home vehicles shall not be taken outside the corporate limits of the City of
            Richmond. (See Exception under Section V. E, Authorized Use)

       Authorized Use

       1.   City vehicles shall only be used for normal City business within the corporate limits of the
            City of Richmond (see Section IV.B, Operating Boundaries for business use outside of the
            City’s corporate limits).
       2.   No personal use of City-owned vehicles is allowed.
       3.   Individuals assigned a "Take Home" vehicle are authorized to drive directly to and from
            work provided they live within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond.
       4.   Each Agency must have on file with the Department of Public Works Motor Pool a copy
            of its vehicle "Take Home" policy. The "Take Home" policy must be approved by the
            agency portfolio Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.
       5.   The Appointing Authority may request an employee to return a “Take Home” vehicle
            while on extended leave (sick, vacation, injury) for reassignment to another employee or
            for such other use deemed necessary.
       6.   Individuals living outside the corporate limits of the City of Richmond are required to
            park his/her assigned vehicle at a designated location within the City's corporate limits.
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                      Title: MOTOR POOL AND CITY VEHICLE USAGE
                                      A.R. Number: 6.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
                                    Supersedes: City Vehicle Usage A.R.: 6.2 DATED: 7/1/2002

        EXCEPTION: The following groups will be allowed to drive and park assigned
        “Take Home” vehicles outside the City of Richmond corporate limits:

        ♦    Sworn Officers within the Police Department
        ♦    Uniformed Firefighters
        ♦    Sworn Tax Enforcement Officers
        ♦    Individuals performing special and mandated activities for a designated period of time

        7.   City vehicles may be used for transporting non-City employees during normal business
             working hours and in an official performance of assigned duties. Prior authorization to
             transport non-City employees must be obtained from the department or agency
             authorizing representative.
        8.   Agency pool vehicles must be returned to their designated location by the close of
             business each day. Fleet Management pool vehicles must be returned to the Motor Pool
             office by the close of business each day.

VI.     MOTOR POOL VEHICLE CHECK-OUT &RETURN

        1.   Individuals requiring the use of a Fleet Management motor pool vehicle must notify the
             Motor Pool office at least a day prior to the date needed.
        2.   Anyone checking out a vehicle from Fleet Management's Motor Pool must submit a
             completed "Authorization to Use Motor Pool Vehicle" form signed by a designated
             authorizing representative
        3.   Each individual checking out a motor pool vehicle will be required to complete a
             "Vehicle Usage Record" form.
        4.   All Fleet Management motor pool vehicles are required to be returned to City Hall by the
             close of business the day of checkout.
        5.   Individuals returning motor pool vehicles to City Hall after normal business must:

             a) Contact the building Security Guard to gain entrance into the building;
             b) Park the motor pool vehicle on "A" Deck in an available motor pool parking space;
             c) Record on a piece of paper the location of the vehicle, the odometer reading, and any damage (if any) to
             the vehicle. This information and the vehicle key(s) are to be given to the Security Guard on the first floor.

VII.    CARE OF VEHICLE

        1.   The no-smoking policy applies to City vehicles. Employees are not to smoke while
             driving or riding in a City vehicle.
        2.   Employees are not to use a wireless communication device while actively driving a City vehicle.
        3.   Vehicles are to be kept in a clean manner. Vehicles are to be returned to the Motor Pool
             clean, free of trash and litter.
        4.   The driver and all passengers are required to wear a seatbelt.

VIII.   LIABILITY

        1.   The agency employing the operator of a City vehicle is responsible for all damages
             resulting from any accident or abuse.
        2.   All damages shall be brought to the attention of the Motor Pool Office staff upon return
             of the vehicle.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: MOTOR POOL AND CITY VEHICLE USAGE
                                    A.R. Number: 6.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
                                  Supersedes: City Vehicle Usage A.R.: 6.2 DATED: 7/1/2002

IX.   TAX LIABILITY & RECORDKEEPING

      1.   In accordance with IRS guidelines, employees who are assigned a “Take Home” vehicle
           will be assessed the Personal Vehicle Use (PVU) tax. The PVU tax is based on the
           number of days the car is used by the individual multiplied by the IRS current commute rate.
           Tax liability and commutations are subject to change pursuant to the IRS guidelines.
      2.   The respective Appointing Authority determines the number of days the employee will
           have use of the “Take Home” vehicle.
      3.   At the end of year quarter, the PVU is reflected as additional income on the employees’
           paycheck for tax purposes only. This additional amount increases the taxable income for
           the employee for the respective paycheck. The employee does not receive additional
           income, the compensation is the “Take Home” vehicle use.
      4.   Employees are required to file an annual statement with the Finance Department.


X.    DEFINITIONS

      As they apply to this regulation the following terms shall mean:

      Normal – shall mean “typical”, “standard”, “level”, etc.

      Normal work hours/days – shall mean that period when agency services are typically provided
      (i.e. 8am to 5pm or 24/7).

      Personal Use – shall mean those activities that do not contribute to the delivery of City services or
      are not included as part of the normal workday.

      Special or Mandated Use – shall mean activities that are not part of the normal work hours/day but are
      required to carry out specific services for a designated period of time.

XI.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Public Works shall be responsible for modifications


                                                             APPROVED:




                                                             MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: TICKETING OF CITY VEHICLES
                                    A.R. Number: 6.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                                Supersedes: Ticketing of City Vehicles A.R.: 6.3 DATED: 9/1/2000

I.     PURPOSE

       This Administrative regulation sets forth policy concerning the ticketing of City vehicles on official City business.

II.    POLICY

       A. All City vehicles which are in violation of any of the parking laws are subject to ticketing. The only exception
          will be a vehicle which is obviously in an emergency situation. The Police will use their judgment in
          determining what constitutes an emergency situation.

       B. Each agency will be authorized to pay for parking in a metered zone. If a City employee receives a citation for
          a meter violation, he/she is required to pay the violation from personal funds.

       C. If extenuating circumstances exist, or if there is an emergency, the employee should state the facts in writing to
          the Department/Agency Director. The Department/Agency Director will then either approve or disapprove the
          employee's excuse for having received a citation. If the excuse is approved, payment shall be made from City
          funds.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Police shall be responsible for modifications to this Policy.



                                                               APPROVED:




                                                               MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                                  Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                                     A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 6
                                     Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

I.     PURPOSE

       This Administrative Policy provides guidelines for reimbursement of authorized travel expenses incurred while
       traveling on City business.

II.    SCOPE

       This policy applies to all City employees and all elected or appointed officials. This policy is also intended for
       application to independent contractors of the City, where appropriate.

III.   POLICY

       It is the policy of the City of Richmond to reimburse all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred while
       traveling on City business. It is the responsibility of each department to ensure that budgetary requirements are
       met prior to spending funds for travel. Employees traveling on City business must have authorization from a
       designated official of the department. Travel forms must be completed within the times specified within the
       policy and must be authorized by designated officials of the department. It is the responsibility of the traveler
       and the authorizing official to ensure that the best possible rates are obtained when traveling on City business.
       To reduce the amount of funds requested on a Travel Advance, items such as registration fees, hotel
       accommodations, and airfare should be prepaid.

IV.    PROCEDURES

       The Finance Department is responsible for administering the City’s travel policy and procedures contained
       herein. Covered travel includes trips outside of the City of Richmond for conferences, conventions, workshops,
       seminars, educational and training courses, forums and other business activities related to the administration of
       municipal government.

       A. Travel Authorization

           1.   The Travel Authorization & Advance Request form will be utilized for travel authorization, travel
                advances and travel advances. All travel must be approved in advance regardless of whether a cash
                advance is requested.

           2.   Agency Directors will approve all travel authorization and travel advances, and subsequent travel
                settlements forms for employees within their agency.

           3.   Agency Directors may delegate to Deputy Directors, Bureau Chiefs/Division Managers the authority to
                approve all travel authorization/travel advance requests and travel settlements for employees within
                their divisions.

           4.   The Mayor will approve travel authorization and travel advance requests and travel settlements for the
                Chief Administrative Officer and mayoral staff.

           5.   The Chief Administrative Officer or designee will approve travel authorization and travel advance
                requests and travel settlements for the Agency Heads/Department Directors.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                              A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 6
                              Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

         The Mayor will approve all travel authorization and travel advance requests and travel settlements for
         City Council members and Council appointees. If the Mayor is not reasonably available, the Director of
         Finance/Chief Financial Officer may approve all travel authorization/travel advance requests and travel
         settlements for council members and their appointees. The Chair of the Finance committee will approve
         travel for the Mayor.

         7.   Travel reimbursements for the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, City Council members,
              Council appointees and Agency Heads/Directors will be reviewed by the Finance Director or
              designee.

         8.   Under no circumstances will anyone authorize his or her own travel authorization and travel
              advance or travel settlement form.

         9.   The Mayor will be responsible for his or her settlement in accordance with this policy and is subject
              to the Finance Director approval.

B. Method of Payment

         1.       All registration fees, hotel deposits, airline tickets and other expenses requiring prepayment
                  shall be submitted on a Not-Encumbered Invoice (NEI) with supporting documentation
                  attached and presented to the Finance Department at least two (2) weeks in advance of the date
                  of travel. Supporting documentation must include authorization for travel.

         2.       If a travel advance is needed, a completed Travel Authorization and Travel Advance
                  Request should be submitted to the Finance Department. The requested advance may not
                  exceed the amount of estimated expenses. No travel advance will be made prior to seven (7)
                  days of departure without written justification from the approving authority. Copies of the
                  proposed itinerary, conference brochure or other appropriate documentation should be
                  attached. Travel advances may be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Accounts
                  Payable.

         3.       The Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable, will conduct a monthly reconciliation of
                  outstanding travel advances and prepaid expenses to the Travel Authorization and Travel
                  Advance Request and submit a detailed status report to the Finance Director on overdue items.
                  The Finance Director may withhold un-reconciled advances from future paychecks, after
                  giving one (1) written notice to the employee.

C. Travel Expense Settlement

    1.   A Travel Expense Settlement Voucher will be submitted to the Finance Department within ten (10)
         working days after return from travel. All documents supporting the expenses claimed must be
         originals and will be attached to the travel report, which must be signed by the traveler and approved as
         defined in IV (A) above. Once an authorization is submitted to Finance, a settlement must be prepared
         and submitted, even if the traveler did not receive an advance.
                                        Administrative Regulations
                                          Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                              A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 6
                              Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

   2.   Review of Documentation

        The Finance Department will audit each Travel Expense Settlement Voucher for completeness,
        conformance to the City’s travel guidelines, required approvals and required documentation.

        Agency Directors are responsible for all travel within their agencies. They shall ensure that travel funds
        are used in the best interest of the City. Improperly completed forms and/or undocumented expenses
        will be returned unprocessed.


   3.   Reimbursement by Check

        All properly prepared and documented Travel Expense Settlement Voucher are received by the Finance
        Department will be processed and expense checks will be available for pick up in accordance with
        published payment schedules.

        Employees with balances due to the City should attach a personal check, payable to the City of
        Richmond, to their Travel Authorization and Expense Invoice and submit it to Collections, Room 102.

D. Reimbursable Expenses

        1.   Transportation

               a. City Vehicles

                 City vehicles should be used whenever practical for official business. Reimbursements for fuel,
                 parking, tolls and necessary repairs will be honored with appropriate receipts.

               b. Private Automobiles

                  If other means of transportation are not feasible or the use of a private automobile better
                 serves the City’s purposes, the use of a private automobile may be authorized. The traveler
                 will be reimbursed at the current approved mileage rate, plus parking and toll fees if
                 documented with receipts. The mileage rate will be the rate published by the Internal Revenue
                 Service (IRS) in Publication 535, Business Expenses, which is available on the Internet at
                 www.irs.gov. The mileage rate will be published annually, or more frequently, if required, by
                 the Finance Department.

                 Should an employee elect to travel by private vehicle rather than commercial aircraft, the total
                 transportation expenses reimbursed, including meals and lodging, should not exceed the cost
                 of the most economical public airfare available. Documentation of research should be
                 provided to support the cost of the most economical public airfare available.

                 Employees using their personal vehicles for local travel in the daily performance of their jobs
                 will be reimbursed at the current vehicle mileage rate. All mileage reimbursements must be
                 reported on the Travel Expense Settlement Voucher.
                                 Administrative Regulations
                                   Office of the Mayor
                                   Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                      A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 6
                      Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

       c. Commercial Aircraft

          Reimbursement for airfares will be allowed at coach rates. All travelers are expected to book
          flights in advance to take advantage of available credits, reduced rates or discounts to reduce
          the cost to the City. Where the City can realize savings that exceed expenses for additional
          lodging and meals, etc., employees may take advantage of extended travel over a Saturday in
          order to be eligible for “super saver” airline rates. Documentation of cost justification should
          be provided.

        d. Related Transportation Costs

          Taxicabs, public conveyance, limousine fare, including tips, ferry fares, road and bridge tolls,
          and parking charges will be allowed if travel by such means is necessary. All such expenses
          must be justified and explained on the Travel Expense Settlement Voucher. Receipts are
          required for individual charges of $15.00 or more.

           i. If a rental car is necessary, the most economical model should be selected. The rental car
              receipt should be attached to the Travel Authorization & Expense Invoice. The use of
              rental cars should be approved in advance by the Approving Authority. Rental cars
              without prior approval may be disallowed. Mileage incurred above the daily flat rated
              should include justification when requested for reimbursement.

           ii. Rental vehicles, when possible, should be refueled prior to returning to the rental agency
               to ensure most economic use.

               Additional insurance coverage offered by the rental car company should be declined. The
               City provides coverage through the Self-Insurance Program.
2.   Lodging

     Although it is recognized that expenditures will vary by geographic location, expenditures for
     lodging should be reasonable. The lodging receipt must be an itemized statement indicating the
     account paid in full. If a traveler is accompanied by a family member or other, the lodging bill will
     be annotated to reflect the single rate. In no case will the City reimburse more than the cost of a
     single room.

     Travelers are personally responsible to cancel hotel rooms when travel plans change. Lodging
     charges for non-canceled reservations will not be reimbursed if the traveler is negligent in
     canceling reservations.

3.   Meals and Incidental Expenses

     The City will pay a per diem rate for meals and incidental expenses while on City business. Partial
     day reimbursement will be made on a pro-rata of the per diem rate. Receipts are not required
     because reimbursements are based strictly on the applicable per diem rate per the IRS regulations.

     Per diem rates will be based upon the High-Low Substantiation Method as published by the Internal
     Revenue Service in Publication 1542, Per Diem Rates (See www.irs.gov.). The per diem rates must
     correspond to the location specified for the overnight lodging. On travel departure or return days,
     75% of the per diem rate is allowable. The Finance Department will publish an annual bulletin
     providing the per diem rates and any special instructions.
                                         Administrative Regulations
                                           Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                              A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 6
                              Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

               a. Tips are included in the per diem and are not reimbursable.
               b. For foreign travel, the federal per diem rates will apply. The rates are published monthly and
                  are available on the internet at www.state.gov or gopher://gopher.state.gov.

        4.   Business Meals

             The cost of business meals may be reimbursed in full if properly documented. Business meals must
             involve a substantive and bona fide business discussion and purpose. The receipt will be attached
             to the Travel Expense Settlement Voucher and include a by-name list of all persons involved in the
             meal and the reason for the meal. Business meals should be approved in advance by the Approving
             Authority. Expenses submitted without prior approval may be disallowed at the option of the
             Approving Authority.

        5.   Local Travel

             Travelers will be reimbursed for mileage in excess of their normal commute to work (at the mileage
             rate established by the City), parking, tolls, and registration fees if they are not prepaid.

             a). There will be no meal reimbursement for local travel less than 100 miles from the traveler’s
                 assigned work site.
             b). Meals will be reimbursed at 50% of the per diem for that destination if the local travel is 10
                 miles or more from the traveler’s assigned work site.

        6.   Telephone/FAX/Computer Hook-up

             Telephone, FAX charges and computer hook-ups related to City business will be reimbursed.
             Appropriate documentation including the parties and numbers involved and the reason for the call
             is required.

        7.   Registration Fees and all Prepaid Items

             Copies of documentation for registration fees for conferences, seminars, etc. that were paid in
             advance must be noted on the form and accompany the Travel Expense Settlement Voucher.

E. Non-Reimbursable Expenses

   1.   Meal tips (considered as part of the meals and incidentals per diem).
   2.   Meals included in the cost of lodging or registration fees are not reimbursable.
   3.   Mileage or transportation expenses when transported by another traveler who is entitled to mileage or
        transportation expenses.
   4.   Loss of funds or personal belongings while traveling.
   5.   Alcoholic beverages.
   6.   Personal expenses and self-entertainment activities, such as movies, sporting events, fitness clubs, etc.
   7.   Air travel insurance premiums paid by the traveler.
   8.   Spouse or companion expenses.
   9.   Other items not specifically identified, but not considered necessary or reasonable.
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                                  Title: TRAVEL POLICY
                                     A.R. Number: 6.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 6
                                     Supersedes: Travel Policy A.R.: 6.4 DATED: 5/1/2001

      F.   Audits

           The Finance Department will review all Travel Expense Settlement Vouchers for compliance. Expenses that
           are determined not to be in accordance with the spirit of this policy, or are considered to be excessive, will be
           adjusted and may be disallowed by the Finance Director or designee. The City recognizes that a policy
           cannot be written to address all possible expenses or situations that may arise while traveling. Therefore,
           anyone traveling on City business must use sound judgment and adhere to high ethical standards.

V.    AUTHORITY

      Internal Revenue Service, Publication 535 - Business Expenses, and Publication 1542 - Per diem Rates.

VI.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Finance shall be responsible for modification to this policy.

                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                        Title: EMPLOYEE RIDESHARE PROGRAM
                                   A.R. Number: 6.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
                             Supersedes: Employee Rideshare Program A.R.: 6.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     PURPOSE:

       The City of Richmond provides as a ‘rideshare’ benefit to its employees who use public transportation and/or
       approved vanpools to commute to and from work and for work-related travel. To protect the public investment
       and to ensure that the program is administered correctly, this Administrative Regulation is promulgated. The
       ‘rideshare’ program is funded through a grant and is subject to that funding for continuation.

II.    DEFINITONS

       A. EMPLOYEE TRIP REDUCTION PROGRAM (ETRP) – the common name which refers to the employee
          rideshare program, utilizing both GRTC buses and RideFinders’ vans.

       B. GRTC – Greater Richmond Transit Company

       C. GRTC SWIPE CARD – A magnetic stripped card that is issued to eligible employees to participate in the
          employee rideshare program.

       D. RIDEFINDERS VANS – Vanpools which transport up to 15 riders and are organized by RideFinders, the
          Richmond region’s ridesharing agency.

       E. VANPOOL VOUCHER – Vouchers provided to ETRP participants vanpooling in a RideFinders van. The
          vouchers are for a maximum or $105 per person per month to offset the operating costs of the vanpool.

       F.   ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE – A City of Richmond employee who has been issued a City of Richmond
            employee picture Identification Card.

       G. CITY IDENTIFICATION – The official City of Richmond employee identification card issued by the
          Department of Human Resources.

       H. EMERGENCY RIDE HOME – A benefit available for participants of the Employee Rideshare Program
          that provides a direct means for their travel home in the case of an emergency. RideFinders manages the
          Emergency Ride Home program and they can be reached at 643-RIDE.

       I.   ETC – Employee Transportation Coordinator for the ETRP located in the Department of Public Works.

       J.   PROGRAM MISUSE –Use of the assigned GRTC swipe card (or RideFinders vanpool vouchers) for travel
            other than to and from work.

       K. WORK RELATED TRIPS – The swipe card can be used for work related trips only with the approval of the
          employee’s department payroll coordinator and the City of Richmond Employee Transportation
          Coordinator. An employee must complete and submit the “Work Related Trips” form in order to use the
          swipe card for work related purposes.

III.   PROCEDURES

       A. APPLICATION FOR A RIDESHARE SWIPE CARD – Eligible City employees may contact their
          respective department Administrative Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator for an application and
          literature on the rideshare program. After the application is completed and verified, the Administrative
          Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator will issue the swipe card and notify the ETC of the
          assignment of the swipe card number. If the employee needs to use the
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: EMPLOYEE RIDESHARE PROGRAM
                             A.R. Number: 6.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
                       Supersedes: Employee Rideshare Program A.R.: 6.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

     swipe card for work related trips, the employee will need to submit the request on the “Work Related Trips
     Request Form” to the ETC for documentation.

B. APPLICATION FOR A VANPOOL VOUCHER/COMMUTER BUCKS – Eligible City employees should
   contact RideFinders at 643-RIDE to learn if a vanpool is in operation in their areas. RideFinders also assists
   in the formation of new vanpools. After the employee finds an available vanpool, he/she must contact
   his/her Payroll Coordinator to place a Commuter Bucks order by the 15th of each month. An employee must
   have a new Commuter Buck each month to participate in the vanpool.

C. ANNUAL CERTIFICATION – Participating employees are required to complete a certification form each
   year. The form certifies that the rideshare benefit was used for legitimate purposes.

D. LOST OR DAMAGED SWIPE CARD – If a swipe card is lost or damaged,, the recipient should report this
   incident to their department Administrative Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator immediately.
   The department Administrative Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator will contact the ETC and the
   card will be deactivated immediately. Such cards are replaced free of charge the first time, with a $5 fee for
   any additional replacements.

E.   EMERGENCY RIDE – Participating employees may also take advantage of the emergency ride home
     benefit if they ride a GRTC bus or RideFinders van to work at least three (3) days per work week. If a
     registered participant has an emergency transportation need to his or her home or vehicle, on a day he or she
     has ridden the van or bus to work, the program will make arrangements and pay the cost for either a taxi or
     rental car. Contact RideFinders at 643-RIDE for more information.

F.    SWIPE CARD MISUSE PROTCOL - To protect the investment in public funding it is important to ensure
     that swipe cards are not misused in any way. The steps detailed below are suggested ways to handle
     potential cases of swipe card misuse. This protocol is only a guide and hopefully will not be needed. The
     protocol will be enforced in accordance with the agreement that has been signed by each enrolled participant.

     1.   All participants of the Employee Trip Reduction Program will sign an agreement when applying for a
          GRTC swipe card or vanpool voucher that the participant agrees to use the swipe card or vanpool
          voucher only for their personal commute to and from work and will not use the swipe card or vanpool
          voucher for any other purposes. The employee must show their City picture ID to the GRTC bus driver
          when using the swipe card.

     2.   The ETC will monitor the monthly activity of all of the swipe cards and vanpool vouchers from the
          GRTC and RideFinders monthly bills. This includes, swipe card assignment, swipe card usage such as
          the number of times a day the swipe card is used, the actual time of day the trips are made and on which
          routes the swipe card is used. The ETC will compare this information to the listing of transfers to
          determine the actual ridership. In a given month approximately 40-50 swipes (excluding transfers)
          should be the maximum usage per card. Cards that exceed that number will be noted for further
          research.

     3.   If the usage of a card is more than twice a day (excluding transfers) or above 50 swipes per month, the
          ETC will contact the employee’s department Administrative Program Support Assistant/Payroll
          coordinator to inquire about the employee’s work schedule and why the card is being used above the
          recommended level. If there is a valid reason, the information will be documented with the ETC. If
          there is no valid reason why the employee is using the card in excess, a warning letter/email will be sent
          to the employee from the ETC explaining how the Employee Trip Reduction Program operates and how
          the employee should use the program. A copy of this letter will be sent to the employee’s department
          Administrative Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator.
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: EMPLOYEE RIDESHARE PROGRAM
                                  A.R. Number: 6.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
                            Supersedes: Employee Rideshare Program A.R.: 6.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

          4.   If the employee continues to use the swipe card more than the 50 swipes a month, an additional
               letter/email will be sent to the employee stating that the employee has continued to violate the number
               of allowable trips per month and that the employee’s participation in the program is subject to
               termination. A copy of this letter/email will be sent to the employee’s department Administrative
               Program Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator. The employee’s department Administrative Program
               Support Assistant/Payroll Coordinator will have the employee sign receipt of the letter/email and
               forward a copy of the letter/email to the ETC in Room 707 City Hall. The ETC will then deactivate the
               swipe card and the employee will no longer be able to be a participant in the program.

IV.   AUTHORITY

      This Regulation is issued pursuant to City Ordinance 2003-367-327, adopted November 24, 2003 and revised
      December 2005.

V.    REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Public Works shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Regulation.


                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                            Title: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
                                    A.R. Number: 7.1 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 1
                                 Supersedes: Environmental Policy A.R.: 1.8 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     PURPOSE

       The City of Richmond is committed to protecting the environment while providing first class municipal services,
       products and activities to its citizens, businesses, and visitors. To meet this commitment, the City and its
       employees will demonstrate environmental leadership and stewardship through the ‘CLEAN’ principles.

       A. C   ompliance. Comply with all applicable environmental legislation, regulations, municipal standards, and
       City policies.

       B.L    eadership. Make the development and implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS)
       that conforms to ISO 14001 part of our standard business practice. Encourage City suppliers and contractors
       to use EMS plans.

       C.E   ducation. Educate and train employees to improve environmental performance and increase awareness of
       environmental issues. Promote citizen awareness of environmental issues and provide education on the
       prevention of pollution.

       D. A    ction. Set and periodically review environmental objectives and targets. Continuously improve
       environmental practices and performance through periodic review and assessment. Practice the principles of
       pollution prevention through the identification of best practices.

       E.N    urture. Promote partnerships inside and outside the organization to sustain our limited natural resources
       and promote regional cooperation.

II.    AUTHORITY

       City of Richmond Environmental Master Plan.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the City’s Environmental Management Team shall be responsible for updating this
       Regulation.



                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                  Administrative Regulations
                                                    Office of the Mayor
                                        Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                                    A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 7
                              Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004
I.     PURPOSE

       The purpose of this regulation is to provide for the orderly maintenance of, access to and disposition of the
       public records of the City of Richmond in accordance with provisions of the Code of Virginia and the Code of
       the City of Richmond.

II.    APPLICATION

       The policies and procedures set forth in this regulation shall apply to (i) all agencies of the City of Richmond (ii)
       all agencies of the Commonwealth that deposit public records in the City Records Center and (iii) citizens who
       may use the records stored in the City Records Center.

III.   DEFINITION

       The term “public record” refers to “recorded information that documents a transaction or activity by or with any
       public officer, agency or employee of the state government or its political subdivisions. Regardless of physical
       form or characteristic, the recorded information is a public record if it is produced, collected, received or retained
       in pursuance of law or in connection with the transaction of public business.” Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-77. Types
       of public records may include, but are not limited to, letters, photographs, magnetic tapes, e-mails and reports.
       Non-current public records of continuing and enduring value are appropriate for archive if they have one of the
       following values:

       A.       Administrative:             Records that have continuing utility in the operation of an agency

       B.       Legal:                      Records that document actions taken in the protection and proving of legal or
                                            civil rights and obligations of individuals and agencies.

       C.       Fiscal:                     Records that verify and document financial transactions, obligations and
                                            authorizations.

       D.       Historical:                 Records that contain unique information, significance, or an ability to convey
                                            an understanding of the operations of government, regardless of the record’s
                                            age.

IV.    POLICY

       A. Ownership of Records

       Records on deposit in the City Records Center are the property of the City of Richmond and in particular the
       agency that created them, not of the creator.

       B. Confidentiality of Records

       Those records that are confidential or private do not lose that status by being placed in the City Records Center.
       Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-78; Richmond City Code § 2-382 (1993).

       C. Retention Requirements

       In compliance with the Virginia Public Records Act, Va. Code §§ 42.1-70—42.1-91, the City and all of its
       agencies adhere to the General Schedules for Local Governments in Virginia promulgated by the Library of
       Virginia. These schedules specify the length of time that the City must retain various categories of records in
       order to comply with state law.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                                 A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 7
                           Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

     D. Requirements before Destruction

             No record shall be destroyed without:

             1.   The written consent of the Agency Head or his written designee;

             2.   An approved retention/disposition schedule of the Library of Virginia in place;

             3.   The written approval of the City Records Manager; and

             4.   Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia form RM3.

     E. Access to or Removal of Records

             1.   No records deposited in the City Records Center by one agency’s staff may be accessed by
                  another agency’s staff without the written consent of the depositing agency’s Agency Head, unless
                  such access is pursuant to:

                      a.   investigative powers set forth in the Charter of the City of Richmond or the Code of the
                           City of Richmond;

                      b.   a request by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) or Deputy CAO, or

                      c.   a federal or state entity acting in accordance with either statutorily authorized investigative
                           powers or the written order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

             2.   No record may be removed from the custody of the City Records Manager without a written request
                  documenting the details of the withdrawal.

             3.   No public records shall be removed from the place in which they were created or in which they are
                  retained upon the separation of the employee who is custodian. Public records may be carried
                  away by City employees who are using the records in the course of their duties.

             4.   The City prohibits employee possession of cameras or use of camera phones in the workplace to secure
                  employee privacy and any confidential and/or proprietary City information.

V.   PROCEDURE

     A. In General

             1.   Data Collection and Dissemination Practices - State law requires that record-keeping systems
                  which include personal information about identifiable individuals comply with certain standards
                  regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information. {Government Data Collection
                  and Dissemination Practices Act, Va. Code Ann. §§ 2.2-3800—2.2-3809. In order to assist the City
                  in complying with this law, the City Records Manager (i) maintains an “access list” of all persons
                  who are authorized to have regular access to any given set of records deposited in the City Records
                  Center—usually certain employees of the depositing agency—and (ii) maintains for a period of
                  three (3) years a list of all persons who access records deposited in the City Records Center. Each
                  individual agency is responsible for the compliance of its data-gathering systems with this law.
                                         Administrative Regulations
                                           Office of the Mayor
                                Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                            A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 7
                      Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

          2.   Electronic Mail - Records preserved in electronic media, including but not limited to electronic
               mail (“e-mail”), are subject to records retention requirements if not retained in some other
               medium (e.g., paper). The following general principles apply to e-mail records:

               a.   E-mail is a generic term that refers merely to a medium, like paper or microfilm, in which
                    records are kept. The retention requirements for e-mail are the same as for any paper record.
                    Agencies and their employees are responsible for maintaining copies of all public records
                    created, stored or received electronically.

               b.   Copies of e-mail may be printed on paper and filed according to the General Schedules
                    promulgated by the Library of Virginia. In the alternative, agencies may seek the assistance
                    of the Department of Information Technology in maintaining an electronic archive of e-mail.

               c.   More information concerning the application of records retention legal requirements to e-
                    mail is available from the Library of Virginia on the World Wide Web at the URL address
                    http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwedo/records/electron/index.htm.

                    See A.R. 2.5 concerning Electronic Media Systems for guidelines on the use of electronic
                    media systems, including but not limited to e-mail.

          3.   Freedom of Information - Unless a specific exclusion from its requirements applies, the Virginia
               Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”) requires the disclosure to Virginia citizens of records
               “prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its officers, employees or agents
               in the transaction of public business.” {Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3701; See
               A.R. 3.1 concerning Freedom of Information for guidelines on complying with VFOIA, {Va.
               Code Ann. §§ 2.2-3700—2.2-3714}.

          4.   Records Retention - As noted above, the City adheres to the General Schedules promulgated by
               the Library of Virginia pursuant to the Virginia Public Records Act, {Va. Code §§ 42.1-76—
               42.1-90.1}. These schedules are available on the World Wide Web at
               the URL address http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwedo/records/sched_local/index.htm and by
               written request to the City Records Manager.

B. Responsibilities of City Records Manager

    Pursuant to section 42.1-85 of the Code of Virginia and section 2-384 of the Code of the City of
    Richmond, the City Manager shall appoint a City Records Manager to perform duties including, but
    not limited to, the following:

          1.   Implementing and overseeing a records management program. Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-85.

          2.   Coordinating legal disposition, including destruction of obsolete records. Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-
               85.

          3.   Providing for the safekeeping, security and preservation of public records entrusted to his care
               and keeping. Richmond City Code § 2-385(1) (1993).

          4.   Operating the City Records Center to house and preserve inactive records prior to disposition.
               Richmond City Code § 2-385(2) (1993).
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                            A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 7
                      Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

             5.   Providing appropriate instruction in records management techniques to agency staff.
                  Richmond City Code § 2-385(3) (1993).

             6.   Approving and reporting the destruction of public records of the City of Richmond destroyed
                  in the course of business. Richmond City Code § 2-385(4) (1993).

             7.   Ensuring that the Library of Virginia creates and approves appropriate records retention and
                  disposition schedules where they do not exist already.

C. Agency Responsibilities

   Each Agency Head shall designate annually in writing an employee of his agency to serve as the
   agency’s Records Management representative with the City Records Manager. This Records
   Management representative shall (i) approve the destruction of public records of the agency, (ii) arrange for
   the transfer of agency records, (iii) advise the City Records Manager of special or unusual records
   management problems in the agency and (iv) perform other such duties as may be set forth in section 2-
   386(4) of the Code of the City of Richmond or assigned by the Agency
   Head. Each Agency Head shall be responsible for his agency’s compliance with the requirements of section
   2-386 of the Code of the City of Richmond.

D. Storage Procedures

    1.   Procedures for Deposit - Depositing agencies shall deposit collocated records to be stored in the City
         Records Center only in accordance with the written procedures established the City Records Manager
         and only in unmarked containers that he has approved. These written procedures are set forth in the
         Administrative Correspondence of the City Records Manager. Copies of the Administrative
         Correspondence are furnished to each agency’s Records Management representative and may be
         obtained from the City Records Manager upon request.

    2.   Transfer Sheet - Depositing agencies shall be responsible for the transportation of records to the City
         Records Center and assistance with shelving. Depositing agencies shall not bring records to the City
         Records Center without the prior consent of the City Records Manager, except in dire emergencies and
         only then at the explicit request of the Agency Head. The City Records Manager may refuse to accept
         records presented in damaged or unmarked containers. A typewritten transfer sheet, placed inside the
         container, shall accompany all deposited records. Each container shall have a separate transfer sheet.
         The City Records Manager shall specify the form of the transfer sheet and depositing agencies shall use
         only transfer sheets that conform to the City Records Manager’s specifications.

    3.   Storage Containers - Each agency shall provide the necessary containers at its expense. The City
         Records Center has a limited supply of standard 1 c/f containers, available on a first come, first served
         basis. The City Records Center can accept records requiring special containers, but the depositing
         agency shall pay for any special containers or conservation devices such as photographic negative
         holders. The City Records Manager shall assist in locating appropriate archival storage containers and
         shall advise agency staff of costs.

    4.   Binding or Rebinding - In cases in which books or annual reports require binding or rebinding, the City
         Records Manager shall see that this is done at the depositing agency’s expense. The City Records
         Manager may refuse to accept records needing binding, rebinding or other conservation measures if the
         depositing agency does not agree to pay that expense.
                                          Administrative Regulations
                                            Office of the Mayor
                                Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                            A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 5 of 7
                      Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

    5.   Receipt of Records - Upon accessioning the records—not later than forty-eight (48) hours from
         arrival—the City Records Manager will furnish the depositing agency a duplicate copy of the completed
         transfer sheet, showing the Records Center number, the date of accession and the prospective date of
         destruction, if any. If the agency should require later access to the records, its Records Management
         representative shall provide the City Records Center with the Records Center number at the upper right
         hand corner of the Records Center transfer sheet.

E. Procedures for Access to Records

    1.   Persons Authorized to Access Records - Under ordinary circumstances, only staff in the depositing
         agency may access records on deposit in the City Records Center without the prior written consent of
         the depositing agency’s Agency Head or Records Management representative. The City Records
         Manager will document separately to the Agency Head access by anyone not on the appropriate regular
         departmental access list after the Agency Head has consented to the access.

    2.   Persons Authorized to Access Records - Under ordinary circumstances, only staff in the depositing
         agency may access records on deposit in the City Records Center without the prior written consent of
         the depositing agency’s Agency Head or Records Management representative. The City Records
         Manager will document separately to the Agency Head access by anyone not on the appropriate regular
         departmental access list after the Agency Head has consented to the access.

    3.   Documentation of Access and Retention of Documentation - No record shall be used without the
         documentation of that use on a standard, pre-printed, sequentially-numbered, “City of Richmond
         Records Request Form.” The form shall bear the name and the agency (if a City employee) or full
         address and telephone number (if not a City employee) of the user. The City Records Center shall give
         the user the pink slip and retain the remainder of the form. Upon the completion of the use and the
         return of the records, the City Records Center shall sign and date the user’s pink slip and return the pink
         slip to the user. The remainder of the Records Request Form will be retained by the City Records
         Center for three (3) years after the Fiscal Year of the use. The data on the form above will be placed on
         the electronically maintained withdrawal file. This procedure shall apply to all records, whether or not
         subject to the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Va. Code Ann. §§ 2.2-
         3800—2.2-3809.

    4.   Agency Access List - The Agency Head shall sign and forward to the City Records Manager annually a
         list and specimen signatures of those individuals authorized to (i) withdraw and (ii) destroy public
         records of that agency. Under ordinary circumstances, only those individuals whose names and
         signatures with which the Agency Head has furnished the City Records Manager will be allowed to
         withdraw records. If an urgent need exists and is confirmed by the City Records Center, the City
         Records Center may release a record; however, the City Records Center shall notify the Agency Head
         of the depositing agency of the release in writing. The City Records Manager will require the Agency
         to update this list annually or more frequently, if necessary.

    5.   Access Pursuant to VFOIA - If an entitled citizen makes a freedom of information request pursuant to
         VFOIA, the following procedure shall apply:

         a. The City Records Center shall adhere to all procedures set forth in A.R. 3.1 concerning Freedom of
            Information when handling freedom of information requests.
                                            Administrative Regulations
                                              Office of the Mayor
                                  Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                              A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 6 of 7
                        Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

          b. The City Records Center shall collect and retain data from the requester as prescribed by (V)(E)(2)
             above.

          c. The City Records Center shall notify the Agency Head of the depositing agency of the request upon
             receipt.

          d.   If the Agency Head or Records Management representative does not evince a desire to handle the request
               in another statutorily-permissible manner within forty-eight (48) hours of notification by the City Records
               Center, then the City Records Center shall adhere to the following procedure:

               (1) If there is no doubt that the requested records are subject to VFOIA’s disclosure
                   requirements (i.e., that no exclusion applies or that no law requires the record’s withholding),
                   then the City Records Center shall make the requested records available to the requester for
                   inspection and copying; however, under no circumstances shall the requester be permitted to
                   remove any record from the City Records Center premises.

               (2) If there is doubt as to whether the requested records are subject to VFOIA’s disclosure
                  requirements (i.e., a belief that an exclusion may apply or that a law may require the record’s
                  withholding), then the City Records Center shall consult with the City Attorney as prescribed in
                  A.R. 3.1 concerning Freedom of Information and act accordingly.

               (3) The City Records Center shall respond to the request in writing and furnish the Agency Head
                   with a copy of the response.

     5.   Copies of Records - The City Records Center shall supply copies of records at no cost to City agencies,
          to any other governmental agency acting under color of law, or in response to an order entered by a
          court of competent jurisdiction. The City Records Center shall supply copies to other requesters subject
          to payment of the costs as specified in A.R. 3.1 concerning Freedom of Information. The amount
          collected shall be noted on the Records Center request form. Monies collected for copying shall be paid
          into the City’s General Fund in accordance with normal procedures.

     6.   Tracking of Withdrawn Records - An agency may use original records that the City Records Center
          provides to that agency pursuant to this regulation for thirty (30) days. The City Records Center will
          notify the using agency when thirty (30) days have elapsed since the withdrawal of a record. The City
          Records Center will attach a copy of the thirty-day notification to the original request form. If the using
          agency chooses to retain the record, the City Records Center will confirm that choice in writing to the
          Agency Head and will keep the Records Center request form until the record is returned. When the
          record is returned, the City Records Center shall note the return on the original request form.

F.   Procedures for Destruction of Records

     1.   Authorization Required - No public records of the City of Richmond shall be destroyed unless they have
          been scheduled for destruction on an approved Records Management Schedule of the Commonwealth
          of Virginia and a local schedule of the City of Richmond and have been noted on a completed RM3
          form signed by the City Records Manager in his capacity as the City’s “records officer” designated
          pursuant to section 42.1-85 of the Code of Virginia.

     2.   Notification of Agency Prior to Destruction - Between thirty (30) and sixty (60) days before the
          anticipated date of destruction, the City Records Manager shall forward to the Agency Head or the
          agency’s Records Management representative a written request for destruction. The request shall
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: VIRGINIA PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
                                   A.R. Number: 7.2 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 7 of 7
                             Supersedes: Virginia Public Records Policy A.R.: 3.5 DATED: 9/1/2004

                contain the Records Center numbers of the records to be destroyed, the contents of the records, the
                number of times the records have been used in the three-year period preceding destruction, and any data
                deemed worthy of mention by the City Records Manager. The Agency Head or the Records
                Management representative shall indicate in writing his concurrence or non-concurrence with the
                scheduled destruction and shall date and sign the document. If the Agency Head or the Records
                Management representative fails to reply, the City Records Manager shall make one further inquiry. If
                the Agency Head or the Records Management representative still fails to reply, the City Records
                Manager may at his option either decline to accept further records from the agency or destroy the
                records as scheduled without further notice to the agency’s staff.

           3.   Records of Destruction - For three (3) years after the Fiscal Year of the destruction, the City Records
                Manager shall retain a package containing his original request for destruction and the action taken upon
                it, the transfer sheets showing the records that were stated to be contained in the Records Center
                container and a copy of the certificate of destruction filed with the Library of Virginia. The destruction
                packages shall be destroyed three (3) years after the close of the fiscal year of destruction, and that
                destruction shall be documented appropriately.

VI.    AUTHORITY

       Virginia Public Records Act, Va. Code Ann. §§ 42.1-76—42.1-91.
       Richmond City Code §§ 2-381—2-388 (1993).

VII.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the City Records Manager shall be responsible for modifications to this Regulation.



                                                              APPROVED:




                                                              MAYOR
                                                 Administrative Regulations
                                                   Office of the Mayor
                                        Title: MANAGED COMPETITION POLICY
                                   A.R. Number: 7.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 3
                           Supersedes: Management Competition Policy A.R.: 4.12 DATED: 4/3/2000

I.    PURPOSE

      The City of Richmond embraces managed competition as one of the strategies to enhance the quality and/or
      reduce the cost of services provided by the City. Competition has been found to generate innovation, sharpen
      management expertise and improve overall citizen/customer satisfaction. However, this is only one strategy the
      City Administration will use to implement City Council’s vision of continuous improvement for all services.
      The reasons for managed competition are:

      ♦    To improve service and productivity
      ♦    To reduce the cost of operations
      ♦    To refocus City staff on higher priorities

II.   POLICY

      Bringing about greater efficiency and effectiveness in government is a two-fold process: first to analyze the
      public-private arena for reasonable transfers of functions where quality can be improved and second, to perform
      a cost/efficiency comparison.

      A.       All City services should be reviewed continually to improve quality and efficiency. As a part of this
               analysis, services will be evaluated for suitability for managed competition or outsourcing. Based upon
               specified criteria, services will be categorized as follows:

               1. Service to be provided in-house.
               2. Service is to be consolidated with another.
               3. Service appropriate for managed competition.
               4. Service appropriate for privatization/outsourcing.
               5. Service may be appropriate for managed competition in the future and a competitive service
                  improvement plan should be prepared.
               6. Service is no longer justified or needed and should be eliminated.
               7. Service can be appropriately provided through alternative service delivery mechanism, e.g.
                  regionally.

      B.       Prior to engaging in a managed competition, specific service and performance standards will be
               identified by the provider department and reviewed by a permanent managed-competition committee.

      C.       Managed competitions will generally follow the City’s procurement policy for Request for Proposals
               (RFP) except as noted in this policy document.

      D.       City departments participating in a managed competition shall be invited to respond to the RFP in the
               same general manner as a private proposer. The City department’s response shall contain the following:

               1. A statement of relevant qualifications and experience of the staff. The City as an entity will be
                  presumed qualified to deliver the service. However, the qualifications and experience of the staff
                  proposed to deliver the service will be evaluated.

               2. Historical experience in delivering the service, specifically including information on the
                  performance and service standards specified in the RFP. If the City has not met the service
                  standards over the last year, a detailed management plan proposing how these standards will be
                  obtained shall be submitted.
                                      Administrative Regulations
                                        Office of the Mayor
                             Title: MANAGED COMPETITION POLICY
                        A.R. Number: 7.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 3
                Supersedes: Management Competition Policy A.R.: 4.12 DATED: 4/3/2000

     3. Proposed cost for delivering the service, including details on how any proposed cost savings will be
        achieved. [The City has purchased the “Compare” Software to assist in calculating the total cost
        allocated to a specific function.] The City shall document all costs associated with delivering the
        service, including administrative and indirect costs. The indirect cost amount will come from the
        City’s indirect cost plan. The City Auditor must review any adjustment to that cost. However, only
        costs reasonably expected to be eliminated if the procurement is awarded to a non-City entity (go
        away costs) will be shown on the cost form used in the evaluation.

     4. A list of successful claims against the City for this service and litigation history where appropriate.
        This is provided in lieu of the litigation history, normally obtained from private vendors.

E.   The City’s Minority Business Development (MBD) will be an integral component of any managed
     competition procurement. Private proposals will be evaluated consistent with the terms of the RFP to
     establish the highest-ranking private proposal(s). Due to the City’s obligation to comply with public
     procurement laws, an MBE factor will not be used in evaluating the proposal submitted by a City
     agency or in directly comparing the City’s proposal with the highest ranking private proposal(s).
     However, if there are any subcontracting or supplying opportunities within the project and if the City
     agency is awarded the project, the City agency will be required to use its best efforts to utilize a
     minority vendor, within the parameters specified within the City’s and State’s procurement law.

F.   In general, a private proposal must generate cost savings of at least 10% over the City’s proposal in
     order to be awarded the contract, unless the cost differential is offset by performance, qualifications, or
     other quantifiable, relevant benefits to the City. Criteria for performance and qualifications will be
     agreed upon for each project.

G.   City departments participating in managed competitions will be provided resources to assist in
     preparing for and participating in the procurement process. These resources may include the Office of
     the City Auditor, the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning, and/or outside consultants.

H.   If the City department is judged to be the successful proposer, that department will enter into a written
     agreement specifying the quantified performance standards, cost and other information relative to the
     provision of the service over the life of the service agreement. While the City department cannot
     contractually guarantee any service standards or cost savings, these components of the managed
     competition will be incorporated in each employee’s performance evaluation plan for the upcoming year
     and shall be considered in compensation or promotion decisions. While all employees involved in
     providing the service will be accountable for success of the managed competition, City and
     departmental management will bear the primary responsibility. Any cost savings beyond what is
     proposed by the successful department may be subject to gain sharing distribution to employees at the
     end of the year.

I.   If a private vendor’s proposal is successful, it is the City’s policy to minimize any potential adverse
     impact on employees. If the vendor must hire additional personnel as a result of obtaining the City
     contract, the vendor will be required to fill those positions with City employees at prevailing market
     compensation and benefit rates. The only exception to this requirement would be documented poor
     performance or other reason to terminate for cause. If individuals desire to remain City employees, the
     City will diligently seek appropriate opportunities to do so.
                                              Administrative Regulations
                                                Office of the Mayor
                                       Title: MANAGED COMPETITION POLICY
                                  A.R. Number: 7.3 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 3
                          Supersedes: Management Competition Policy A.R.: 4.12 DATED: 4/3/2000

III.   PROCEDURE

       A. The Chief Administrative Officer will appoint a Managed Competition Committee. This committee shall be
          responsible for reviewing all City services to determine their candidacy for managed competition or
          alternative service delivery mechanisms. The committee shall also review any managed competition RFP to
          assess its fairness and comprehensiveness. This committee will serve as a resource to City Council, the
          Chief Administrative Officer, and City departments in any managed competition process.

       B. The Department of Procurement Services shall provide technical support throughout the RFP process. If
          vendor input is needed and/or appropriate prior to preparing the RFP, this input will be obtained through a
          formal Request for Information process.

       C. The RFP Evaluation Committee may consist of user departments, external experts, citizens, knowledgeable
          City employees or others needed to provide a comprehensive knowledgeable panel. The Director for the
          provider department shall serve on the Evaluation Committee and shall not participate in preparing that
          department’s response to the RFP.

       D. The City Auditor’s office will be responsible for reviewing the cost proposal submitted by the provider
          department to ensure accuracy and completeness and for helping to review legitimacy of out-sourced cost
          proposals.

       E. The timeframe for making the final selection of vendors in a managed competition is not expected to exceed
          90 days from the time proposals are received. This 90-day period shall include consideration of the
          proposals by the evaluation committee and review of their recommendation by the Chief Administrative
          Officer.

       F.   Appropriate communication with all participants in the managed competition process is critical to its
            success. The Managed Competition Committee will be responsible for monitoring the process for timely
            completion and keeping the relevant parties informed on the status and outcome.

IV.    REGULATION UPATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Procurement Services shall be responsible for modifications to
       this policy.




                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: SERVICE REQUEST TRACKING SYSTEM
                                  A.R. Number: 7.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                          Supersedes: Service Request Tracking System A.R.: 5.10 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.    POLICY

      The Service Request Tracking System is a centralized, computerized database accessible to all authorized users in the
      City of Richmond. The purpose of the Service Request Tracking System is to provide an automated process of
      monitoring the timeliness of completion of requests made by customers to the City of Richmond via telephone, in writing,
      electronic mail, or other methods, historical data for research and analysis, and capabilities for management reporting of
      data that could be used for various planning activities.

      This policy outlines the use of the Service Request Tracking System and guidelines to be followed for entering,
      tracking, and reporting requests.

      Each Director/Agency Head is responsible for ensuring compliance with this Administrative Regulation.

II.   PROCEDURES

      A.       General

             1. Requests/complaints that require follow-up action to resolve must be entered into the Service Request
                Tracking System.
             2. Departments that own specialized request tracking databases are not bound by this Regulation. Examples
                are the Utility Service Order System, the Information Technology Help Desk, and the Assessor’s tracking
                system.
             3. Each Appointing Authority must assign an employee(s) as appropriate, to enter, update, and report system
                data.
             4. Each department will arrange for employees to receive skills training from the Office of Customer Service
                and Organizational Development prior to using the Service Request Tracking System.
             5. Each department/agency must develop its descriptions of customer requests applicable to their department
                with estimated completion dates.
             6. Each department must work in partnership with the Office of Customer Service and Organizational
                Development to establish request descriptions, estimated completion dates, security profiles, and any
                customized reporting requirements.

      B.       Standards of Performance

               1. The department’s representative (s) must provide a level of customer service interaction with each
                  customer in accordance with the City of Richmond’s Promise, Philosophy, and Guiding Principles.
               2. The City of Richmond’s goal is to complete 100 percent of the work requested by the date promised (the
                  estimated completion date).
               3. Each department must inform the customer of the estimated completion date at the time the request is
                  made of the City.
               4. If the initial estimated completion date promised cannot be reasonably met, the department should notify
                  the customer and explain the reason (s) for the delay.
               5. The department must offer a Service Request Tracking System number to the customer.

      C.       Performance Reporting

               1. Management reports are to be used for improving customer service performance. For example, reports
                  can help to analyze trends, identify improvement opportunities, prioritize work, justify budget requests,
                  and plan. The department extracts its reports using the reporting request tool available through the
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                     Title: SERVICE REQUEST TRACKING SYSTEM
                                  A.R. Number: 7.4 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                          Supersedes: Service Request Tracking System A.R.: 5.10 DATED: 9/1/2004

                    Service Request Tracking System, and provides summaries to the Office of Customer Service and
                    Organizational Development, according to established guidelines.

               2. In general, those reports may include the number of new requests by type, past due requests, and the
                  major types of requests entered into the system. Customized reports can be developed on request to the
                  Office of Customer Service and Organizational Development.

       D.      Quality Assurance Guidelines

               1.   The City of Richmond strives to provide “one stop” service for customers. The department’s
                    representative who receives a request that is handled by another department or work unit is expected to
                    be trained to the extent that he/she enters the request into the Service Request Tracking System. The
                    system automatically assigns the request to the appropriate department or work unit.
               2.   Each department must continually review the actual versus estimated completion dates for necessary
                    changes.
               3.   The Service Request Tracking System verifies addresses against the City’s Central Address database.
                    To help the City maintain accurate address data, each department must provide Community
                    Development with any addresses not found in the Central Address file.

       E.      Accountability

               1. At a minimum, Department Directors/Agency Heads are expected to facilitate the use of Service
                  Request Tracking System within their organizations or work units to enter complaints from customers
                  that require follow-up action to resolve- except in those situations where specialized tracking databases
                  exist.
               2. All trained individuals are expected to use the Service Request Tracking System as specified in this
                  Regulation or are subject to disciplinary action.

III.   REGULATION UPDATE

       The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
       Regulation.


                                                           APPROVED:




                                                           MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: CITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
                                   A.R. Number: 7.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 4
                               Supersedes: City Internship Program A.R.: 5.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.    PURPOSE

      The City of Richmond is dedicated to creating opportunities for the growth and development of today’s students.
      The College Internship Program (CIP) is intended to create a professional environment by which college-level
      students will have an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience as they prepare to enter the workforce. As
      such, this policy outlines the guidelines of the CIP and the process to be followed when hiring interns.

II.   POLICY AND PROCEDURES

      The CIP Program is administered by the Department of Human Resources and collaboratively coordinated with
      individual agencies. The CIP Program serves to enrich the student’s knowledge through hands-on experience
      available within the specific department for which they apply. The CIP Program also serves to benefit the City
      through the intern’s knowledge, skills and abilities.

      The CIP Program is funded through the Department of Human Resources and is available to all City agencies.
      As an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), the hiring and recruitment process for the CIP Program will be
      carried out in compliance with all EEO guidelines, in accordance with the City’s Recruitment policy (Personnel
      Rules, Section III – Recruitment, Certification and Employment), and any other guideline or directive as outlined
      within this policy or communicated by the Department of Human Resources. Any agency electing to, based
      upon departmental funding, independently select and hire a college intern for their agency, must adhere to all
      policies and procedures as outlined within this policy and may be subject to review at the discretion of the
      Director of Human Resources.

      The scope of work, salary, work hours, terms of the assignment, and reporting supervisor will be determined
      prior to the assignment. All intern assignments are temporary in nature and can be renewed each semester, based
      upon available funding, and if the intern remains in good academic standing and is currently enrolled at a college
      or university. The intern assignment should not exceed five (5) academic years or thirty (30) college semesters.

      In certain mutually beneficial situations and upon the agreement of the intern and the agencies involved, an
      intern may be temporarily assigned to another agency. The agencies are required to notify the CIP Program
      Coordinator in the Department of Human Resources prior to making any changes to the Intern assignment that
      are greater than five (5) workdays. In the event that it is decided that the intern should be permanently transferred
      to another agency, the transferring agencies must confer with the CIP Program Coordinator prior to making such
      decisions.

      A. CIP Requirements

          To be classified as an intern in this program, each of the following criteria must be met:

          1.   The student must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, be in good
               academic standing (as defined below), and be registered for courses during the internship period.
               Summer interns do not have to be enrolled in summer school, but must be enrolled for the upcoming
               Fall semester.
          2.   Interns who are returning for another semester must have the Academic Advisor or Career Counselor
               complete the Educational Update Form. Any absence for more than thirty (30) consecutive days will
               require a pre-employment drug screening prior to being re-hired.
          3.   After graduating from a degree program, the student no longer qualifies for an internship with this
               program unless they intend to enter into another degree program as evidenced by current enrollment
               records.
                                         Administrative Regulations
                                           Office of the Mayor
                                    Title: CITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
                            A.R. Number: 7.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 4
                        Supersedes: City Internship Program A.R.: 5.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

    4.   Students must complete and submit a Student Internship Application to the Department of Human
         Resources CIP Program Coordinator. In addition, an official college transcript and approval from the
         Academic Advisor or a Career Development Counselor must be submitted with the application.
    5.   Students must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States and are required to present proof of
         such eligibility prior to beginning work.
    6.   Undergraduate students must have completed the freshman year and have a 2.0 overall grade point
         average.
    7.   Graduate students must have completed 6 credit hours and have a 3.0 overall grade point average.

B. General Guidelines

    1.   During the academic year, September to May, interns will be assigned to work part-time hours only.
         During the summer, May to August, interns may be assigned to work either full-time or part-time hours.
    2.   Positions filled by an intern who the Department intends to re-hire need not be re-advertised.
    3.   The intern salary structure will be reviewed annually. The prevailing rate will be determined based
         upon economy standards and will be made effective each July 1st as determined and approved by the
         Director of Human Resources. Depending upon budget approval, the rate may or may not change each
         fiscal year.
    4.   The intern’s actual salary will be determined based on the educational level and prior work-related
         experience and will be at the discretion of the Director of Human Resources.
    5.   Any intern hired in a technical field, such as Engineering or Information Technology, will be offered a
         higher pay rate of pay not to exceed the next highest intern salary rate (i.e., the undergraduate rate
         cannot be adjusted to exceed the graduate rate). This rate determination will be made on a case by case
         basis and will be based upon years of education and/or actual work experience, if any.
    6.   Interns are hourly paid employees in temporary positions and are eligible for benefits of temporary
         employees (holidays, pro-rated sick leave, civil leave, funeral leave, and military leave). Normal
         payroll procedures apply.
    7.   Any agencies desiring to independently hire an intern, must still submit a copy of the work plan to the
         CIP Coordinator. The position will be listed as an intern vacancy and advertised through normal
         advertising procedures. The name of the intern, the assignment, and the hire date will be submitted to
         the CIP Coordinator for tracking purposes. The salary for the intern will be determined by the agency
         but it is recommended that the salary be consisted with the salary procedures as outlined for other
         interns to ensure pay equity.

C. The Application Process

    1.   Applications are accepted for advertised positions only.
    2.   Applicant reviews internship requirements and determines for which position to apply.
    3.   Applicant submits completed application and current official transcripts to the Department of Human
         Resources CIP Program Coordinator. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed application,
         but may be included for supplemental information.
    4.   Internship Applications will be accepted Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays, and
         must be received by the end of the business day on the closing date indicated for each position. Any
         application that is received incomplete or after the closing date will not be processed.
    5.   The hiring agency will review the applications to determine which candidates meet the stated
         qualifications.
    6.   If the qualifications are met, the applicant will be contacted for an interview.
    7.   Interviews are set up and conducted by the hiring agency.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: CITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
                                   A.R. Number: 7.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 3 of 4
                               Supersedes: City Internship Program A.R.: 5.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

           8.  As determined after the interview process, a candidate is selected, Once selected, the candidate is
               required to take a pre-employment physical to include a substance abuse test prior to actual
               employment.
           9. A background investigation may be required depending on the nature of the work. This determination
               will be at the discretion of the hiring agency.
           10. Once the candidate is hired, all other applicants are notified in writing that a selection has been made.


III.   RESPONSIBILITIES

       A. Responsibilities of Agencies Before Hiring

           1.   The agency must complete a work request that includes the position number, job description, length of
                the assignment, and other relevant information. If the agency does not have an appropriate (Intern)
                position number available, they must create one through normal procedures.
           2.   The agency will need to assign a mentor to coordinate work assignments and to supervise any assigned
                Intern.
           3.   The agency is asked to screen, interview, and hire applicants.

       B. Responsibilities of Agencies After Hiring

           1.   The intern’s mentor will provide the Intern with an orientation to the overall structure, vision and
                mission of the agency.
           2.   The intern’s mentor must review and discuss the job tasks, assignments, and the expected standards of
                performance.
           3.   A mutual agreement is expected to be reached on what in particular the intern wants to experience and
                learn and the capability of the agency to fulfill the intern’s request.
           4.   The intern’s mentor is expected to have regular discussions with the Intern to continually encourage
                learning, provide coaching and give feedback on performance. The intent is to make the experience
                beneficial to both parties.
           5.   The agency mentor will complete any documentation requested from the intern’s school during the
                internship.
           6.   Should the intern or the mentor wish to discontinue the assignment before the scheduled time, a Notice
                of Separation form must be completed and sent to the Department of Human Resources CIP
                Coordinator.
           7.   At the conclusion of the intern period, the agency mentor will evaluate the performance of the intern
                and provide written documentation on the Evaluation Form and complete a Notice of Separation form.
                Upon completion, return both to the CIP Coordinator in the Department of Human Resources.

IV.    DEFINITIONS

           Intern – a college-level student who works under the direction of a designated City of Richmond supervisor
           while performing work on an entry-level professional basis.

           Year-round – for a period of twelve months.

           Seasonal – for a limited period, usually for no less than one semester.
                                               Administrative Regulations
                                                 Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: CITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
                                  A.R. Number: 7.5 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 4 of 4
                              Supersedes: City Internship Program A.R.: 5.13 DATED: 9/1/2004

          Part-time – less than 40 hours weekly.

          Full-time – 40 hours weekly.

V.    GRANDFATHERED CLAUSE

      Interns hired prior to September 1, 2004 will be grand fathered from the recruitment process.


VI.   REGULATION UPDATE

      The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
      Policy.

                                                            APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                           Title: TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY
                                   A.R. Number: 7.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 1 of 2
                               Supersedes: Tuition Assistance Policy A.R.: 5.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

I.     PURPOSE

       The Tuition Assistance Program encourages a qualified person to remain in City Services; to aid in attracting
       desirable new employees; to improve the quality of leadership in City Operations; and encourages continued
       training and education for potential advancement in City Services.

II.    POLICY

       City employees desiring to begin and/or continue their college education, technical training or pursue job related
       training, may be granted tuition assistance for the tuition cost of job related courses up to a maximum of three
       courses in any fiscal year. A supervising authority and the Appointing Authority under the following terms and
       conditions must approve courses. Funding (if any) and processing of tuition assistance requests/applications is
       performed at the respective department/agency level.

III.   PROCEDURE

           A. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

                1.       Tenured classified City employees who have successfully completed probation and have
                         performed at the “Successfully Meets Expectations” on their most recent performance
                         evaluation.
                2.       Applicants’ school of enrollment must be listed as an “Accredited Institutions of Higher
                         Education” issued by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and quality in one
                         of these categories:

                         a.    Evening school or other similar part time courses offering college credit;
                         b.    Group training in conjunction with an accredited institution of higher learning and
                               providing college credit for the course involved;
                         c.    College or technical courses of recognized worth, sponsored by an accredited school but
                               not carrying academic credit.

           B. CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF REIMBURSEMENT:

                1.       Each course must be related to the applicant's present position with the City. All courses must
                         be taken through an accredited technical or vocational center, high school, college or
                         university.
                2.       Reimbursement will be based on available funds and assistance will be made for tuition fees
                         only. Reimbursement will not be made for laboratory fees, textbooks, supplies, transportation,
                         parking stickers, registration, etc.
                3.       The City will not provide reimbursement for auditing courses.
                4.       Courses must be related to the employee’s present position.
                5.       All tuition reimbursement requests must be submitted to an Appointing Authority in advance
                         for approval. These submissions must be received within a reasonable period and prior to the
                         day the class starts. Failure to timely submit the request may cause it to be denied at the
                         discretion of the Appointing Authority.
                6.       City employees receiving financial assistance through grants, scholarships, the Veterans
                         Administration or any other State or Federal Agency are ineligible for financial assistance from
                         the City of Richmond.
                7.       Employees will not be reimbursed for dropped courses or course changes.
                8.       Employees must attain the grade of “C” or greater for reimbursement for undergraduate
                         courses and the grade of “B” or greater for graduate courses.
                                                Administrative Regulations
                                                  Office of the Mayor
                                          Title: TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY
                                  A.R. Number: 7.6 Effective Date: 2/1/2007 Page: 2 of 2
                              Supersedes: Tuition Assistance Policy A.R.: 5.14 DATED: 9/1/2004

          C. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

               1.   A copy of the Tuition Assistance Application Form will be returned to the employee as notice of
                    the status of his/her application.
               2.   Applicants must complete all information requested on the Tuition Assistance Application Form.
                    Incomplete applications may be subject to rejection.
               3.   All applicants for the Tuition Application Programs must sign a “Statement of Understanding” as
                    required by the Virginia Privacy Projection Act of 1976. Once signed, future signatures are not
                    required for subsequent applications.
               4.   The application must have the recommendation of the Appointing Authority.
               5.   A legible copy of the official transcript or grade for an approved course for reimbursement along a
                    copy of the approved application must be forwarded to the applicant’s Appointing Authority within
                    thirty (30) calendar days of the ending date of the course. Any transcript or grade for completion of
                    courses received after this time will be subject to possible rejection. (Reimbursement will be
                    denied for final grades of course not approved on the original Tuition Assistance Application Form)
               6.   Reimbursement check will be mailed to the employee’s home address, unless otherwise instructed
                    by the employee.


IV. REGULATION UPDATE

  The Office of the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources shall be responsible for modifications to this
  Regulation.

                                                         APPROVED:




                                                            MAYOR

								
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